Joint winners crowned at Sarina Pro-Am - PGA of Australia

Joint winners crowned at Sarina Pro-Am

Two late birdies by James Mee and an untimely bogey by Tim Hart saw the pair crowned joint winners at the CMR Recycling Sarina Golf Club Pro-Am.

One of the most prolific winners of pro-am events through North Queensland, Hart began his second round with a bogey, and would finish it in the same way,

In between were eight birdies on the 16-hole Sarina layout, back-to-back rounds of 6-under 57 enough to post 12-under and yet another victory.

Third at the Lexus Townsville Classic, Mee (58) monitored the leaderboard throughout the second round and thought that even a birdie-birdie finish might not be enough.

“I kind of just said to myself with four holes left that I just wanted to make two birdies, get to 12-under,” said Mee, who did not make a single bogey across the two rounds.

“To be honest, I thought Timmy was going to shoot 14 because he had probably one of the easier par 4s out there.

“But, luckily enough for me, he made bogey and we ended up joint winners.”

Mee and Hart both finished one clear of overnight leader Darcy Boyd (60) and Nathan Page (58) with Dylan Gardner (58) outright fifth at 10-under.


Starting the second round one back of Darcy Boyd, Mee made just one birdie in his first seven holes.

Back-to-back birdies at 10 and 11 brought Mee back into the mix but even his late charge with closing birdies at one and two looked unlikely to be enough.

Hart erased his opening bogey on three with a birdie at four and then made four birdies in the space of five holes from seven to vault up the leaderboard.

His hot hand continued with birdies at 14, 15 and 1 to reach 13-under only to bogey his final hole, the par-4 third.


Tim Hart: “It’s good to just shoot back-to-back scores. To be honest, I’ve been struggling a bit lately trying to put some numbers on the board so it’s good just to shoot a nice one yesterday and then back it up today.

“I managed to hole a few putts that I haven’t been holing the last few weeks. I’m a very big confidence player so once I sort of started seeing them go in and seeing the red numbers there, then I try and keep going.”

James Mee: “I absolutely nuked the drive on the last and thought it was going to be on the green. All the boys on the team were like, ‘That’s mint’. And then it was just off the green and then I thought, You need to make birdie. I tried chipping in actually and hit a good chip and then raced on a little bit further than what I’d like. But then I holed the putt, which was nice.”

T1        James Mee                   56-58—114
T1        Tim Hart                       57-57—114
T3        Darcy Boyd                  55-60—115
T3        Nathan Page                57-58—115
5          Dylan Gardner              58-58—116
T6        Samuel Slater               58-59—117
T6        Jay Mackenzie              60-57—117
T6        Jake McLeod                60-57—117
T6        John Lyras                    61-56—117


The adidas PGA Pro-Am Series continues the North Queensland Series on Thursday with the two-day PIMS Group Mackay Pro-Am at Mackay Golf Club.

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