Double celebration for Paroz
BRISBANE professional Luke Paroz snared not only the major end of the prizemoney but cemented his spot at the head of the Queensland Sunshine Tour Order of Merit by scoring a two-stroke victory over a hot field in yesterday's In Touch Murwillumbah Pro Am at Royal Murwillumbah.
The 28-year-old right-hander played solid golf from tee to tee to post a 3-under par 68 to win from a cluster of four players who shot one-under par 70s - Brisbane trio, Henry Epstein, Adam Crawford and Aaron Pike and Korean visitor, Kevin Lee.
Paroz, who has improved in leaps and bounds over recent seasons, was delighted with his victory.
"I was very happy with my play - I hit a lot of greens and a lot of fairways and landed a couple of good putts," he said.
"Yes, it was a good day at the office!"
Paroz, who finished a close second behind Epstein the previous day at the Mullumbimby Pro Am, had nothing but praise for the course which hosted 85 professionals and 140 amateurs who went around 18 holes off shot-gun starts at 7.30am and 12.30pm.
"It is a beautiful course and was in absolutely superb condition and the playing conditions were perfect," he said.
Sydney's Mitch Brown (75) saw his chances slide away on the par 4 6th when he three-putted after his third shot landed back of the green.