Dale Williamson has shot rounds of 66, 64 for a 130 tournament total to claim victory by one shot over Luke Paroz in the Glencore Oaky Creek Coal Tieri Pro-Am.
The Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series event was reduced from three rounds back to a two round event following a deluge of rain on Friday evening which closed the Tieri Golf Club to play on Saturday.
On a perfect day for scoring, spectators were treated to some spectacular golf at the Tieri Golf Club as the chase was on to catch the round one leaders.
Williamson started the day as joint leader with Aaron Townsend and Dane McArdle and played solidly in his final round, reeling off 10 birdies and just the one bogey on his way to a 9-under 64 scorecard.
Williamson made the turn at 5-under 32 and closed with five straight birdies on his final five holes.
“I’ve been reading this awesome book called Relentless, which was written by a guy who works with many famous Basket ball players and it really kept me in a great headspace allowing me to remain focused out there today,” said Williamson.
“I’ve been working really hard on my game with my Coach Michael Gannon. It’s difficult being away for long periods of time playing but we have managed to do Skype calls and video analysis which has kept my game on track.
“I played with Justin Warren today and we were neck and neck on the back-9 which definitely made me really focus and spurred me on.”
Sunshine Coast based professional Luke Paroz started the day three shots behind the leaders but fired the low score of the tournament and a career best 11-under 62 to storm home and finish outright second.
“I’m thrilled with my round today,” said Paroz.
“It’s been a long time since I have played the Onsite Rentals Mining Towns Series and it was a last minute decision to travel to Queensland to play this swing of events. I’m travelling with my wife and kids and we have been on the road now for 6 months playing Pro-Ams.
“The course was presented well for the tournament and the greens were some of the best we have played in recent months, full credit must go to all the volunteers who give their time on the course.
“The recent reconstruction of some of the holes has really transformed this golf course into one of the best in the region.
Brett Rankin and Justin Warren finished in third position on a score of 14-under 132 ahead of Aaron Townsend who rounded out the top five at 13-under the card.
Tim Hart still holds a commanding lead in the Onsite Rental Group Mining Towns Series, currently sitting on 49-under par, five shots clear of Brett Rankin who sits on 44-under followed by Williamson on 38-under.
The next stop on the Onsite Rental Group Mining Towns Series is the Blackwater Country Club for the ABM Contractors Blackwater Pro-Am where play begins at 6.45am on Wednesday 12 June 2019.
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