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Jones a winner again at Northern Pro-Am

Steven Jones hadn’t won in almost seven years, yet he felt it coming. So confident was Jones that after handing in his card for a 3-under 69 that earned him a share of fourth at the Heidelberg Pro-Am, he said as much.

“I did say that I thought I would win something soon,” admitted Jones admitted, whose last win on the adidas PGA Pro-Am Series was at Wynnum Golf Club in Brisbane in December 2017.

That prediction came to fruition less than a week later with a two-stroke victory at the Dallas Building and Maintenance Northern Pro-Am at Northern Golf Club on Tuesday.

After a slight stumble with a bogey at his second hole, Jones put the foot down… and kept it down.

“I gave myself a mission this morning before I teed off that if I do start going well again to just keep going,” he added.

His round of 7-under 65 gave him a two-stroke buffer from good friends Darcy Brereton (67) and Ed Donoghue (67) with Zach Maxwell (68), Gavin Fairfax (68) and Brock Gillard (68) sharing fourth.


Starting from the third hole, Jones made bogey at his second hole, the par-3 fourth, but he would be back in red numbers shortly thereafter.

One of the longest hitters on tour, Jones made eagle at the 314-metre par-4 seventh and followed it with birdie at the par-5 eighth.

Two further birdies followed at 10 and 11 and he went back-to-back again at 15 and 16, a final birdie at two the exclamation point on what will be a popular win throughout Australian golf.


“I’ve been playing really well and getting close.

“I’ve been putting in some work on the game and it’s come to fruition which is great.

“I had about five years off and didn’t play at all so probably the Wynnum Pro-Am back in 2017 or 2018.

“It’s been a while so it’s good to get the trophy.

“I like Keysborough, it’s a good course. It’s got five par 5s which suits me. Have played well there in the past too so looking forward to that, should be a good test.”

1          Steven Jones                65
T2        Darcy Brereton             67
T2        Edward Donoghue       67
T4        Zachary Maxwell          68
T4        Brock Gillard                68
T4        Gavin Fairfax                68


There are just three events left in the 2023/2024 adidas PGA Pro-Am Series season, starting with the Bendigo Bank Dingley Village Community – Keysborough Golf Club Pro-Am at Keysborough Golf Club on Thursday.

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