Gavin Flint sweeps to victory in Broome
BY PGA of Australia | 29 Jun 2014
Former Queenslander Gavin Flint has secured a wire to wire victory at the Broome Furnishings Carpet Paint and Tile Pro-Am at the Broome Golf Club in Western Australia.
Flint secured his first multiple round pro-am win by producing consistent golf when it counted in the final round posting a score of -1 (71) to finish the tournament on -9 (207).
Flint won the 54 hole event by four shots over Victorian Kristopher Mueck and West Australian Paulk Fenton
Flint has based himself in Singapore in recent times but during his amateur days he was good enough to win three state titles and the New Zealand Amateur title, three of them concurrently. He has generally struggled in the professional ranks but one or two reasonable results in the China Tour Series of late appear to have sharpened his game.
“I knew I had to buckle down when Paul (Fenton) came out of the blocks with three birdies in a row and I had lost the lead after just four holes, said Flint. "It may have been a blessing in disguise though, as it changed my mind-set from leading to chasing and I was able to make some solid swings coming home that eventually got me across the line.
“I’ve really loved coming to Broome to play this week. The hospitality of the members, the golf course and definitely the warm weather has been fantastic. I’ll really look forward to coming back here and defending this title next year.”
Bill Minns the golf clubs Head Professional said, “It was a great event, and the best player won across three days by minimising his mistakes, because this golf course isn’t that long but it sure can get up and bite you if you don’t play some strategic and careful golf.”
As always said Minns, “We enjoy having the players join us up here in Broome and look forward to another quality field coming back next year.”