Wilson wins in Rockhampton
BY PGA of Australia | 22 Jul 2012
Peter Wilson has recorded a one shot victory in the $50,000 Ian Weigh Toyota Rockhampton Pro Am after finishing with a total of 14 under par.
Starting the Day four clear, Wilson, jumped out of the blocks making birdie on the first hole though bogies on the 9th, 11th and 17th pulled him back to the field and was only one shot ahead with one hole to play. After hitting a number of iron shots left on the back nine, Wilson showed why he has been one of the most consistent performers on the Australasian Tour making par on the 18th hole to claim victory by one shot.
Earlier in the day Brent Mccullough and Grant Scott made a charge though when both missed makeable birdie putts in the closing holes it was left for Wilson to decide the tournament. For Peter Wilson it was his maiden victory on the QLD Sunshine Tour and although has won many times interstate, he joins the rich history of QLD Pro Am winners.
“It has no doubt been a challenging week. We have had the rain, fog and then today the heat all in four days of competition and it is a credit to all of the ground staff who have continued to present the course in amazing shape” said Wilson.
“I have been travelling with Terry Pilkadaris for the last few months and given his success this year, he has acted as somewhat of a mentor and pushed me to get better, which I certainly credit this win to. We may be playing against each other out here on tour but in pro ams, we are really just one big team promoting the great game we all love”.
“Just like most of Australia will tonight with Adam Scott, my family have been waiting patiently to see if I could get the job done and to give them the good news is a feeling that is hard to describe. Golf is one of those games that you have to celebrate every little win because with 88 guys in the field this week, the chances of actually winning aren’t that high but I am very proud to have done so”.
Josh Younger secured what was no doubt the shot of the tournament, making an albatross on the 443m par 5, first hole. After his round he talked about that shot.
“It was a blind shot over the hill and after hitting my three wood I thought it would give me a pretty good eagle chance but after looking for it for a few minutes. I thought I may have lost it. It turned out that it had gone in the hole and was more surprised knowing that it’s not every day you hole out a three wood”.
Peter O’Malley will join the Rockhampton swing of the QLD Sunshine Tour next week as the professionals prepare for the $100,000 Pat O’Driscoll Real Estate / Tropical Auto Group Golf Classic at Capricorn Resort starting Thursday. Although last year’s winner Ashley Hall will not be defending his title after competing in the British Open this week, Paul Spargo who tied with Hall will be looking to emulate his 15 under par total to win back to back titles.
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