Matthew Ecob and Terry Price have shared the spoils at the Twin Waters Legends Pro-Am with winning scores of 5-under 67.
With heavy rain forecast for the Friday PGA Legends Tour Pro-Am, the 56 Professionals were keen to put in a solid performance before the deluge hit the well-conditioned par 72 layout at Twin Waters Golf Club.
After starting at the 18th, Price enjoyed a bogey-free round with his five birdies coming on holes 1, 6, 9, 12 and 18.
“It is fantastic to be up here once again as I have had a rough trot with my health in recent times,” Price said.
“When I come here I feel it is easy for me to play well around a course like this as it is always in such good condition.”
Price also acknowledged the two PGA Life Members that played the event in Richard Beer and Peter Senior, who finished T46 and T9 respectively.
Ecob, who alongside numerous fellow PGA Legends Tour players now calls Queensland home, has not been seen in the Professional ranks for numerous years owing to a health scare.
After starting on the third hole, Ecob recorded birdies on holes 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 and 18 with a single bogey on the par-5 4th hole.
“I have not been up here speaking at a presentation for a long time so I am absolutely thrilled as I turned 50 this year and couldn’t wait to play again at a professional level,” Ecob said.
“I also have had health issues with my heart with numerous operations and to come here and win alongside an Australian legend in Terry Price is an unbelievable feeling.”
Tod Power and Guy Wall tied for third place with rounds of 3-under par, ahead of Richard Backwell, Brad Burns, Peter Fowler and John Wade in a tie for fifth place at 2-under.