Queensland’s Brett Rankin has claimed his third Onsite Rental Group Dysart Pro-Am victory by three shots at Dysart Golf Club with rounds of 67 and 64 for a tournament total of 131.
On a perfect Central Highlands afternoon the chase was on to catch overnight leader Paul Hayden who started the final round one shot clear of the field in the two-day Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series tournament.
Rankin got off to a fantastic start in his quest for his third win following victories in 2016 and 2017, making birdies on his first four holes and another on the 8th to see him make the turn at 5-under 31.
Hayden made the turn at 3-under 33 and the pair were locked in a two horse race at 9-under par for the tournament heading into the final nine holes.
Hayden made birdie the 10th and 11th holes but a bogey on the 14th resulted in a two shot swing as Rankin applied the pressure with a string of birdies on the 12th, 13th and 14th holes.
An eagle on the par-5, 15th hole for Hayden put him within one shot of Rankin but another bogey on the 16th ended his chances.
Holding a two-shot lead standing on the 18th tee Rankin made no mistake with his approach, securing par on the final hole to claim the 41st Onsite Rental Group Dysart Pro-Am.
“I played well and gave myself a lot of opportunities for birdies,” said Rankin.
“I drove the ball well off the tee, which meant I didn’t miss many greens; this was the difference between yesterday and today’s round.
“I am thrilled to make this my third win here in Dysart. It’s a fantastic event and all of the volunteers do an amazing job.”
Paul Hayden finished in outright second place with rounds of 66 and 68 for a 10-under 134 tournament total.
Darren Beck, Samuel Rawlings and Dane McArdle tied for third place to complete the top five with 9-under 135 tournament totals.
Queenslander Tim Hart holds the lead for the Onsite Rental Group Mining Towns Series on 28-under par, holding a two shot lead over Brett Rankin on 26-under, while the next best placed professional is Darren Beck sitting on 22-under.
The next stop on the Onsite Rental Mining Towns Series will be Middlemount Golf and Country Club where play begins at 7.00am Tuesday morning for the Middlemount South Pro-Am.
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