Top Tasmanian golfer Simon Hawkes has won the Stateline Freight Launceston Super 6 against tough competition at Launceston Golf Course.
Held over a 6 hole short course in knockout format, 36 Professionals teed it up in qualifying where a score of 76 on countback was needed to progress to the next round.
Victorian Glenn Joyner took medallist honours, firing 3-under 69 to be one shot ahead of Hawkes on 2-under the card to progress to the next stage of play.
A total of 16 Professionals battled it out in match play to decide the final two matches of Scott Laycock and Scott Priest, and Simon Hawkes and Bryce Gorham.
Laycock proved the better Scott on the day, defeating Priest 2&1 to progress to the final round while a late charge from Hawkes with birdies on the last two holes saw the local defeat Bryce Gorham 1UP.
The road to victory was long for Hawkes where both competitors traded blows all evening to be all square up the 18th.
A birdie from each competitor ensured a trip to the shootout hole where Laycock would draw first blood, hitting to 5 foot of the pin.
Making a brilliant 20 foot putt to boost his chances, a victory in his home state was within reach before a missed final putt from Laycock handed Hawkes the Stateline Freight Launceston Super 6 trophy.
“I am grateful to be here in Launceston for the Super 6 tournament,” said Hawkes.
“I played fairly consistent golf over the two days and I’m happy to walk away with the win.
“Thanks to Stateline Freight for sponsoring and to all the other supporters for making the event a memorable one.”
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