Consistent play has earned Jarrod Stirling his first solo Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series win for 2019 at the Clarence Coast Air Conditioning Yamba Pro-Am in northern New South Wales.
Rounds of 68, 68 and a tournament total of 8-under 136 saw Stirling claim a two-shot victory over Brett Rankin after a strong second round.
“I got off to a fair start today though still found myself behind going to the back nine so I knew I had to keep making birdies to be in with a chance,” said Stirling.
After winning the Redcliffe Pro-Am last month alongside Marcus Fraser, Michael Wright, Rick Kulacz and Deyen Lawson, the Queenslander is pleased to have found form leading into a busy time of the year.
“We have a big stretch of events at the moment,” Stirling added.
“I am heading to China next week before the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia kicks off again so it’s great to build some confidence at the right time of the season."
Starting the day tied for the lead, Rankin jumped out to an early lead ahead of a chasing pack but was unable to hold on, eventually carding rounds of 67, 71 for a 6-under 138 tournament total.
A multiple winner at the Yamba Golf Club venue in 2014 and 2015, Rankin indicated the good vibes of previous years were still there after his second-place finish.
“If I could take the Yamba golf course with me everywhere I would,” said Rankin.
“I love the layout, it is always in good condition and the hospitality is second to none.”
Jordan Widdicombe rounded out the top three with a 4-under 140 total ahead of consistent performers Tim Hart and Matt Millar in fourth place.
The Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series now heads to Casino Golf Club on Monday 12 August for the Casino Pro-Am. For live scores visit pga.org.au.
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