Busselton PGA Pro-Am attracts big name golfers

On a picture perfect Sunday morning, May 26, a field of 30 professionals and 86 amateur golfers assembled to tee it up in The British Sausage, Ham and Bacon Co, Busselton PGA Pro-Am, where Daniel Fox's round of 7-under 65 was the best of the day by four shots and a new course record.

Starting on the first, Fox eagled his first hole of the day and followed up with another eagle on the par-5 eighth hole.

This along with one birdie and one bogey would kick him into cruise mode the back-9 at 4-under par and leading the day.

On the following six holes Fox made all pars before finishing off the round in style with three consecutive birdies through 16-18 to post the new course record.

The event, which paired three amateur entrants with a professional, was Busselton's first since 2014, and attracted some impressive professionals players.

Peter Lonard and Michael Long, both former European and US PGA Tour players, were just two of the headliners, as well as a whole host of up-and-coming players vying for a piece of the $11,000 prize money.

Amateur team winners were Greg Stephen, Tai Tairea, and Jeff Milne (91 points); Team runners-up were Garry Sukroo, Nev Holland and Dave Watts (89pts); Team third place were Kai Davey, Jarrad Leaver and Phil Woods (88 pts); Individual stableford winner was Stacey Dhu with 37 points on countback; Individual stableford runner-up was Kai Davey 37pts c/b.

The club expects that after this year's successful event the Pro-Am will be a regular on the calendar for years to come.