Queensland’s own Brett Rankin has won the E-Z-GO Coolangatta Tweed Heads Pro-Am with a round of 5-under 67 ahead of a logjam of players at Coolangatta-Tweed Golf Club.
Rankin opened his round with a birdie on his first hole but it was a run of three birdies from holes 6 to 8 that took him out to a one-shot victory on the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series.
“This is a great facility here at Coolangatta Tweed,” Rankin said. “They have two great golf courses and a wonderful group of members and I am proud to be standing here as a winner of their pro-am today.”
“There is a lot of history here at the club with Greg Norman, Norman Von Nida, Gary Player etc all playing here over the course of their careers and therefore as professionals we are very honoured to have had an opportunity to play.
“I got it to 3-under through 8 holes and felt that I still needed a couple more to be in with a chance and when I made two more on my 13th and 16th holes, I knew I had done enough.
“It is nice to be in form coming to an important part of the year for me heading to Europe over the coming months for European Qualifying School and then a big summer here in Australia.”
Rankin’s one-shot win came ahead of four players tied for second place with Ryan Gailey, Aaron Wilkin, Simon Houston and Kade McBride sitting on 4-under the card.
A further six players tied for sixth place with rounds of 3-under 69 including Dale Walker, Aaron Townsend, Taylor Macdonald, Samuel Rawlings, Luke Paroz and Michael Sim.
The E-Z-GO Coolangatta Tweed Heads Pro-Am marks the final event for the mid-year Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series swing with Professionals now heading to Palmerston Golf Course for the Tailor-made Building Services NT PGA Championship from 22-25 August.
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