Ryan Lynch won the Yarram Golf Club Pro-Am on the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series thanks to a course record round.

Ryan LynchWith overnight rain softening the layout, the Yarram Golf Club still presented the field, which included Olympian Marcus Fraser, with a tough test of golf with its undulating and tight layout.

A premium was placed on accuracy off the tee and Matthew Buff and Andrew Kelly delivered, handing in cards of 4-under 68 in the morning.

Playing in the afternoon field the 2017 champion Peter Wilson was quick to overtake Buff and Kelly setting the new clubhouse lead at 6-under 66. He was quickly joined at the top of the leaderboard by Adam Burdett and Troy Moses.

However the eventual champion, Ryan Lynch made his intentions known early posting three birdies in his opening four holes.

He added a further four birdied to his card consecutively from the 6th to 9th to claim the outright lead.

A further birdie on the par-5 10th saw Lynch equal the course record, with a bogey-free round, and claim his second win of the 2019 Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series.

“I didn’t actually know what the course record was,” said Lynch after his round.

“I just tried not to hit it out of bounds or in the water on the 10th hole.”

The leading female professional was Breanna Gill who carded a 1-under 71 to be tied 21st overall and claim the Wellington Shire council Female Bonus.