Teeing up at the Stuart Appleby Pro-Am for the first time, West Australian Rick Kulacz got off to a slow start before finding the course to his liking on he back 9.
Making the turn at 1 under the card, Kulacz made birdies at the 10th,and 12 holes before driving the green on the par 4 – 13th and rolling in a six foot eagle putt to move to 5 under the card.
“On the 13th I hit a good five but it got a huge bounce and ended just six feet from the pin,” said Kulacz.
“it was nice to roll in the eagle with the next one.”
A birdie on the par 5 16th saw Kulacz take a two shot lead over Lynch and Kelly, however he gave it straight back with a bogey on the 17th.
A round of 5 under 67 provided Kulacz with a one shot victory.
“This is my first time here and I must say I’m really impressed, I cannot believe you only have one person on the course staff here. A big thankyou to Ross he does an amazing job” added Kulacz.
67 – Rick Kulacz
68 – Andrew Kelly & Ryan Lynch
69 – Cameron John & Euan Walters
70 – Timothy Purtill, Ashley Hall & Kris Mueck
71 – Gavin Vearing, Josh Younger & Terry Pilkadaris
72 – Rodney Booth, Scott Laycock, Adam Burdett, Ruben Lal, Jack Wilson & Joshua Munn
A grade : Andrew Boyd 38 r/up Bryan Power 37
B grade : Steven Spring 43 r/up Roy Dehne 40
C grade : Gary Yates 44 r/up Grant Weaver 37
Non Handicap : Luke Reid 42
Ladies : Ros Dunne 34
Team Event : Robert Emond, Owen McLoughlan, Luke Reid & Dale Reyne (53)
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Heath McLeod, VIC/TAS Tournament Coordinator, PGA of Australia, 0419 939 810 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Ladbrokes PGA Pro-Am Series: The Ladbrokes PGA Pro-Am Series is a Professional golf circuit managed by the PGA of Australia. The Ladbrokes PGA Pro-Am Series consists of approximately 140 tournaments across Australia and the South Pacific with close to $2.7million in prize money on offer each year.