Pros show class in quality contest

9th Apr 2018

The professionals have proved too strong for the Amateurs at Royal Perth Golf Club on Friday afternoon, with their experience and class evident in a dominant 14.5-5.5 victory over the men’s and women’s WA State Teams.

The Pros v Ams event incorporated the women for the first time in 2018, with the WA side receiving a strong contest heading into the May Interstate Series.

The PGA/ALPG boasted more than 20 professional titles between them, with 2017 ISPS Handa Super 6 winner Brett Rumford leading the powerful performance at his home course.

The Ryder-Cup style format provided the perfect platform for the WA Teams preparation for the Series, with ideal conditions greeting the players throughout their rounds.

Min Woo Lee was unable to repeat his heroics from last year’s event (beating Rumford) teaming up with Josh Greer to record a 2&1loss to Jarryd Felton and NSW Open Winner Jason Scrivener.

Haydn Barron and Cooper Geddes provided the highlight of the morning session, halving with the prominent pairing of Scott Strange and Rumford.

Kathryn Norris and Kirsten Rudgeley started their day in fine fashion defeating Breanna Gill and Nadine Smith 3&2.

Abbie Teasdale and Georgia Shears held their nerve to win their contest 2up, while Yeah-Jin Lee lost to Bronte Colbert 3&2.

The PGA side pushed on in the afternoon session, with Rumford redeeming his 2017 loss, defeating Lee 1up in their clash after a chip-in on 18.

Connor Fewkes was a 3&2 victor over Brody Martin, while Barron kept his unbeaten day in tact with a 1up victory 2018 QLD PGA Champion Daniel Fox.

Rudgeley was the only WA women to stay undefeated, with the ALPG side taking out all bar one of the matches in the afternoon.

Despite the loss there was plenty of upside for the WA teams, with their prospects looking strong going into the Adelaide Series.