Queensland’s Christopher Wood has kept his wintry to shoot a closing-spherical 67 and clinch victory within the Victorian PGA Championship at Moonah Hyperlinks on the Mornington Peninsula.
Wood, 30, performed at 20-below par over the four rounds to top the leaderboard of the $137,500 match sooner than Gold Hobble-basically based Michael Sim and Fresh Zealand’s James Anstiss.
The Brisbane-born Wood easiest realised he was once tied for the lead at the tournament’s penultimate hole, and calmly performed with two birdies to yell the first PGA Tour of Australasia title of his profession.
Blake Windred, of NSW, had taken the lead with 5 to play but dropped a shot at the 14th that noticed him fall support into a four-intention tie with Wood, Anstiss and Sim.
“On 16 I was once very attentive to what (the following crew) were doing. I was once up on the 17th green and I knew that the boys hit it in there pretty conclude,” Wood stated.
“I perfect listened to the crew and no-one if truth be told clapped for a birdie. I knew that they’d overlooked it and I had a colossal likelihood on 17 for a birdie.
“It went in discontinue over discontinue and was once possible the purest roll I hit all week.
“That is when I obtained anxious, walking to the 18th tee knowing I am one in front.
“I perfect tried to accept as true with two more factual swings on 18, dump it on the golf green and two-putt and that’s the reason what I did.”
Having performed his spherical, Wood confronted an anxious wait because the gamers closest to him on the leaderboard completed theirs
“Or no longer it’s been a whole receive of blended emotions but within the mean time I am perfect so joyful with how I hung in there and kept my emotions in verify,” he stated.
“From 18 onwards to now (I have been) anxious and then an anxious wait.
“When the boys didn’t produce the eagles up the closing to force a playoff (I was once) perfect joyful, a assert of reduction to finally derive a win.”
Overnight leader Anstiss would possibly perchance well no longer match his scorching 63 from spherical three and performed with a one-below par 71 on the final day to form stage with Sim at 19-below.