On Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th October 2017, the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley Pro-Am brought 65 golf professionals and a score of amateurs together to take on Queensland’s most challenging course.
The two-day event formed part of the 2017 Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series – a national event platform for both professional and amateur golfers. A feeder Tour for the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Pro-Am season hosts tournaments across Australia and New Zealand with close to 200 events run at local golf clubs.
Golfing greats Peter Senior, Wayne Grady, Terry Price and Mike Ferguson participated, and were joined by former test cricketers Jeff ‘Thommo’ Thomson and Ian Healy (who couldn’t play due to an injury). Brisbane Lions stars Daniel Rich and Claye Beams also hit the course.
Third-year professional Damien Jordon produced a stunning closing 66 to grab victory in the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley PGA Pro-Am. Jordan rolled in a birdie on his final hole to finish the 36-hole tournament on eight under with rounds of 70-66.
West Australian Michael Sim, closed with a birdie-packed 67 to snatch second place after overnight leader Stephen Jeffress and second places Marcus Cain both dropped shots playing the 18th hole.
Cain (69-70) finished alone in third place with Jeffress (66-74) tumbling into a tie for fourth with Queensland’s Peter Senior (71-69) and NSW professional Adam Stephens (71-69).
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ABC Radio Brisbane interview with Wayne Grady, talking about his days competing with fellow golfing legend Peter Senior (both playing in our pro-am). We get a mention too! Click on the play button below to listen: