Fairfax flawless in Keysborough Pro-Am win - PGA of Australia

Fairfax flawless in Keysborough Pro-Am win

Gavin Fairfax has upstaged a Tour-quality field thanks to a bogey-free 6-under 67 to win the Bendigo Bank Dingley Village Community – Keysborough Golf Club Pro-Am.

With just two events left in the adidas PGA Pro-Am Series season, Fairfax’s first win since the Traralgon Pro-Am in December was well-timed as he seeks to wrap up his Pro-Am category for the 2024/2025 season.

The Brisbane native is looking ahead to Japan Golf Tour Qualifying School in September and will take confidence from a triumph over players the calibre of Matthew Griffin, Marcus Fraser, Braden Becker and Peter Wilson.

“Today was a big turning point,” said Fairfax, who has been top-seven in each of his past three starts.

“I had a bit of rust just because I hadn’t had any tournament rounds until early this year.

“Not having any errors on the card today was a big confidence-booster.

“Played up at Newcastle and went close a couple of times up there. Didn’t quite get over the line but managed to get the win today.”


The last name on the tee sheet as he teed off in the second group off 18 at 12.30pm on Thursday, Fairfax wasted little time in making his way up the leaderboard.

He birdied the par-4 18th and par-5 first to commence his round and picked up shots at five and eight to reach 4-under as he teed off on 10.

He birdied that hole also and, after a run of five pars, picked up his sixth and final birdie of the day at the par-5 16th to finish two strokes clear of Jack Harrison (69), Andrew Kelly (69) and Cameron John (69).


“I haven’t played here for probably four years but the course was absolutely sensational. Couldn’t fault it.

“Got off to a bit of a hot start, didn’t make any bogeys on the day, and got the holes that I should have got.

“Got the short, gettable ones and kept the errors off the card.”

1          Gavin Fairfax                67
T2        Jack Harrison               69
T2        Andrew Kelly                69
T2        Cameron John              69
T5        Edward Donoghue       70
T5        Alex Edge                    70
T5        Michael Choi                70
T5        Nathan Page                70
T5        Braden Becker              70


Less than $1,500 separates the top three on the adidas PGA Pro-Am Series Order of Merit heading into the penultimate event of the season, the $50,000 Eynesbury Masters at Eysenbury Golf Course on Saturday. The season then concludes on Sunday with the MMD Geelong 9-Hole Pro-Am at Geelong Golf Club.

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