Elliott wins Parkes Pro-Am – PGA of Australia

Tim Elliott showed all his class and experience to post a bogey-free four under 67 for a three-stroke win at the Memphis Motor Inn Parkes Pro-Am.

The first adidas PGA Pro-Am Series event at Parkes in over 20 years, a field of 26 professionals took to the Parkes Golf Club layout and it was some Legends Tour players who would lead the way.

From the ninth tee, Elliott notched his first birdie on the par-4 10th, then closed the back nine with back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th.

His fourth birdie wouldn’t come until his penultimate hole – the par-5 seventh – but it was more than enough to earn a comfortable victory.

“I’ve been through Parkes many times but never had a chance to play the course,” said Elliott, a three-time winner of last year’s SParms PGA Legends Tour.

“I wish I had some now. It’s a great layout and the course was in wonderful condition.

Fellow Legends Tour player Bryan Wearne would also find the course to his liking, shooting the only other under-par round of the day with an under-70.

A trio of players would share third place out of 72, Euan Walters, Alex Edge and Adam Demidjuk.

Players are back in action Friday at noon for the Forbes Pro-Am at Forbes Golf Club.

Michael C. Ford