Damien Jordan has taken a further step forward in his golfing career, taking out this year’s Bmag Week of Golf and 250,000 frequent flyer points.
After starting the final round at the Indooroopilly Pro-Am yesterday one shot behind Brett Rankin, Jordan laid down the challenge, firing a two under par 70, for a 13 under par total. Unfortunately for Rankin a one over par 73 wouldn’t be good enough to claim the back-to-back titles Rankin was seeking, finishing two strokes behind Jordan.
The timing couldn’t be better for Jordan with a number of PGA Tour of Australasia tournaments beginning over the next few weeks.
“The win here in the Bmag Week of Golf will not only build my confidence heading into the next few months, but more importantly assist me with my travel,” Damien says.
“This week has been one of the best weeks of my short professional career. I really can’t thank the sponsors, Virginia, Victoria Park and Indooroopilly Golf Club as well as Bmag enough, as without their support, I wouldn’t be finding myself in this position. The win this week will now allow me to compete at the Asian Qualifying School next year, opening the door to the possibility of competing regularly on an international tour.”
While Jordan was accepting the spoils of his win in the bmag Week of Golf, Indooroopilly Golf Club member Aaron Pike was also being applauded after taking out his home event, the Coca-Cola Amatil Indooroopilly Pro-Am.
With storms threatening, Aaron fired a very impressive four under par 68 around the West course, to finish one shot ahead of the 2014 Sunshine Swing Order of Merit Champion Blake McGrory, with Jordan and Ben Clementson finishing in a tie for third.
“The last few months have all been about building my game ahead of the PGA Tour of Australasia tournaments later in the year, so it’s nice to see that hard work paying off,” Aaron says.
“My round today was no doubt based on local knowledge, as knowing where you can and can’t miss it around the greens vital to a good round on the West Course. It’s always great to win in front of friends at your home club and luckily for me, my round today was good enough for the win.”
Professionals will now enjoy a few days off before the Choice Hotels PGA Pro-Am Series Sunshine Swing heads south. Five events will be played across Northern New South Wales next week, starting with the Lismore Pro-Am on Sunday.
The Sunshine Swing forms part of the Choice Hotels PGA Pro-Am Series which comprises of 200 events Australia wide.
Played across more than 170 golf courses around Australia the Choice Hotels PGA Pro-Am Series plays an important part in the development of Australia’s Professional Golfers whilst also growing the game at a grass roots level by engaging an estimated 48,000 amateur golfers each year.
For all the results from the bmag Week of Golf and Indooroopilly Pro-Am, click here.