The tournament was blessed with both magnificent weather and a strong Australian and International field that included former U.S. Open runner-up and four-time European Tour winner Stephen Leaney, former PGA TOUR members Michael Sim, Michael Long and Scott Laycock and ‘hometown’ Darwin products Unho Park and Aaron Pike.
NSW professional Jordan Zunic claimed the mantle as the NT PGA’s inaugural champion following a gritty ‘wire-to-wire’ performance at the Palmerston Golf Course.
Making his first trip to the Territory, the former New Zealand Open Champion leapt from the blocks to take the lead with a seven-under par 64 in the opening round.
It was a lead he would not relinquish at any point, shooting rounds of 64-67-69-71 for a 13-under total of 271, two clear of South Australia’s Max McCardle with Queensland’s Tim Hart alone in third place at 10-under.
Queenslander teenager Shae Wools-Cobb took out leading amateur honours with a 2-over par 286 total.