Tim Wood wins NSW PGA
BY iseekgolf.com | Von Nida Tour | 2008 New South Wales PGA Championship | Round Four | 09 Nov 2008
In a thrilling finish today, Victorian Tim Wood held off a late charge from Peter Senior and Michael Long to win the 2008 Cellarbrations NSW PGA Championship at Riverside Oaks.
The 27-year-old Victorian took the match to the wire bogeying the final two holes to win by just a a shot over last week’s Oceanique WA PGA Championship winner Michael Long and the evergreen Senior.
Wood, a regular on the Canadian Tour for the past two seasons claimed his maiden Von Nida Tour victory after entering the final day with a one shot lead over Long and held a two shot lead at the 16th.
Both he and Long then bogeyed the 17th as Senior knocked in a 30 foot birdie putt, but the young Victorian’s lead gave him enough to come home with the win.
He finished the tournament on a total of 16 under 272, with Long and Senior in equal second place on 15 under 273.
Pymble trainee pro Brent McCullogh came home with a final round 68 to finish outright third on 11 under followed by New Zealander Brad Shilton and Newcastle’s James Nitties who sailed home with rounds of five under 67 to finish T7 on 11 under alongside Sydney’s Dean Kinney and Tristan Lambert.
Former US Tour winner Andre Stolz finished at 10 under and T11 alongside defending champion Scott Draper.
For Wood, he picked up the first prize of $15,000 and will head to The Vintage GC in the Hunter Valley to contest the season ending NSW Open starting on Thursday.
Source – Von Nida Tour