Fairfax obliterates course record at Wodonga Pro-Am

Gavin Fairfax has smashed the Wodonga Golf Club course record on his way to an 11-under round at the Elders Insurance Wodonga Pro-Am.

The Redland Bay Golf Club PGA Trainee from Queensland carded nine birdies, including five in a row from holes one to five, and an eagle at the par-5 7th to take a four-shot victory.

Fairfax topped a competitive field of 54 professionals in the club’s return to the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series.

“It was my first time to Wodonga and it’s clear I loved the course,” Fairfax said.

“I got off to a slow start but then the putter ran really hot and I managed to hole everything I looked at. The course was fantastic shape and I’m glad I made the trip down.

“A big thank you to Head Professional Gavin Vearing for organising the event and to Elders Insurance for their sponsorship. I look forward to coming back next year.”

Brady Watt’s round of 7-under 65 earned the West Australian second place in the hot and blustery conditions, ahead of amateur Daniel Gill in third at 5-under the card.

Scott Barr, Zach Murray, Tim Elliott, Andrew Schonewille and Levi Burns tied for fourth place with rounds of 4-under 68.

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