Aaron Townsend takes 2015 Victorian PGA Championship

Aaron Townsend 595 trophy

NEW South Welshman Aaron Townsend won the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Truck & Bus Victorian PGA Championship by one shot over Western Australian Scott Strange at Huntingdale Golf Course.

Starting the day four shots off the lead, Townsend fired a 6-under 66 to finish regulation play on 13-under 275.

Townsend was ecstatic about his win after he holed a bunker shot on the 18th to claim victory, particularly with storm conditions rolling in.

“I played great today, I couldn’t have asked for a better start,” said Townsend.

“5-under through 9 holes and I then made a birdie on 10, so I felt that set me up very well.”

“It’s nice to get a win so early in the season, hopefully I can build on it and maybe play better in some events coming up.”

Townsend’s win gives him a second state PGA Championship title after previously winning the 2009 NSW PGA Championship and prior to this, in 2008, New South Wales Open.

A number of Professionals at this week’s tournament noted the conditions of Huntingdale Golf Course, including Townsend, who was nothing but complementary to the conditions of one of the standout courses on the Melbourne sandbelt.

“I’ve always liked the golf course, but now I love the golf course, I’ve just enjoyed every round here this week,” added Townsend.

Scot Strange finished his championship campaign one shot behind Townsend recording 5-under 66 to finish on 12-under 276.

Kris Mueck and Ryan Haller finished tied for third on 11-under

The PGA Tour of Australasia moves north this week to the City Golf Club in Toowoomba for the Coca-Cola QLD PGA Championship.

Victorian PGA Championship Leaderboard

 

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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