Craig McLean wins PGA Pro Championship
BY PGA of Australia | 19 Oct 2013
Sorrento Teaching Professional Craig McLean has claimed victory at the 2013 PGA Professional Championship at Hamilton Island Golf Club
Carding a final round of two over par 73, Mclean finished two shots clear of reigning champion Nathan King who’s final round of even par was one of the best of the day. The wind was not nearly as strong as the previous days and this reflected the overall scoring with most professionals recording their best round of the tournament.
In addition to the lion’s share of the $50,000 in prizemoney, Mclean has also qualified for the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort where he will be teeing it up with Adam Scott, Ricky Fowler, Marc Leishman and Brandt Snedeker. Mclean commented about the opportunity.
“It has not really sank in that l will be playing at the Australian PGA Championship just yet but l look forward to getting up there and enjoying the week, and hopefully with some good golf”.
Picking up the second position in the tournament on the Gold Coast is New South Welshman Glen Kelly who has gain a start after tournament runner up Nathan King declared he was unavailable due to being away on his honeymoon during the event. Kelly is looking to make the most of his opportunity.
“The diary is blocked off and I can’t wait to get there. It is somewhat of a surreal feeling given the way I have gained a start though am looking forward to the challenge of taking on one of the strongest fields in Australian golf”.
McLean was grateful to get the job done after the disappointment of 2012.
“This result is no doubt the best achievement of my career despite having played in Asia on and off for 10 years, this one is really special. I certainly called upon the memories of 2012 and given the great support l received from the members at Sorrento last year, this one is for them”.