The Indooroopilly Golf Club proved to be a true test for the professionals in the third round of the bmag Week of Golf, with only six pros from a field of 78 managing to break par.
Former Asian Touring Professional Troy Kennedy made the most of the perfect morning conditions to fire a four under par 66 on the shortened Indooroopilly course, finishing one shot ahead of last week’s South Pacific Open winner, Adam Stephens.
It had been a long time between drinks for Kennedy, who hadn’t had a win on the Queensland Sunshine Tour since capturing the 2006 Pacific Pro Am.
“It has certainly been a while since I last tasted success, but it certainly makes my win here today all that much sweeter,” said Kennedy. “I am just starting to get back into the swing of playing more events and today’s round has certainly only increased my hunger to play more. It was a tough day out there as you can see from the scores, but I have always enjoyed playing tough courses and to come out of today with a win is very exciting.”
After firing a one under par 69, Anthony Brown now holds the outright lead in the bmag Week of Golf at 11 under par. Brown is currently three shots ahead of Steven Jeffress, while joint overnight leader Brett Rankin is in outright third after a disappointing four over par round.
Professionals will now make their way to the Northern Suburbs of Brisbane for the Wantima Pro Am. This is the first time Wantima has been played during the bmag Week of Golf, with the club excited to play its part in the series.