Richard Moir makes his professional debut at QLD Open
BY Bruce Young | Von Nida Tour | 2003 Queensland Open | General | 29 Oct 2003
Australian team representative Richard Moir takes to the fairways of professional golf this week in Ipswich when he lines up at the 2003 Q.L.D. Group Queensland Open.
Moir, who had developed into one of Australia’s best amateurs over the last twelve months, has starts guaranteed in Ipswich, then at the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship. At Ipswich he will look to emulate the feat of his fellow Queenslander Andrew Buckle who took the 2002 Queensland Open title at his professional debut. He will be keen to secure enough money in the starts he has prior to Christmas in order to avoid a trip to Tour School in late December.
Moir was the leading amateur at last year’s Australian Open at The Victoria Golf Club, finishing in 15th place, which also gives him a start at the Australian Open at Moonah Links this year.
21-year-old Moir, moved to Victoria from Queensland to work with the AIS in 2001 and has since won the Riversdale Cup and become a member of the Australian Team.
Moir tees off tomorrow at 7:39am at the Queensland Open with Queensland amateur Tom Davis and Wayne Grady.