Date: May 03, 2009

Nisbet the Harbour master in QLD

Golf Australia squad member Daniel Nisbet (Caboolture) has fired a final round 2-under par 70 to win the 2009 Queensland Men&aposs Stroke Play Championship by nine strokes today at Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club. The 18-year-old Nisbet recorded three birdies and an eagle in his round today in much windier conditions to the first two days. Nisbet extended his four shot lead going into the final round after turning at 3-under par 33 this afternoon, and then managing to maintain his lead with an inward 37. Nisbet managed to shoot sub par scores each round of the championship with scores of 70, 68, 70, 70 – 278 (-10). Nisbet has now added a second Golf Australia national ranking event under his belt in just the last month after also taking out the Golf SA Amateur Classic in April. Finishing runner up and a further nine shots back was Bonnie Doon&aposs Jordan Zunic who finished with rounds of 72, 69, 76, 70 – 287 (-1). Zunic, who has just been named in the Australian team to compete at the Toyota World Junior Golf Championship in Japan, will be pleased with his runner up finish in his first Queensland Stroke Play start. Third place went to Gavin Fairfax (Pacific) who finished with 70, 69, 73, 76 – 288 (Ev). The round of the day went to Pacific&aposs Kris O&aposSullivan, who carded a sizzling and new course record 6-under par 66. O&aposSullivan&aposs moment didn&apost last long however with Brisbane Golf Club&aposs Warwick Oxenford scoring an ace on the island green par three 7th hole. Brett Rankin also accepted his 2008 Queensland Male Amateur Golfer of the Year award at the official presentation this evening, commenting on how the award was his greatest golfing achievement to date. Pacific Harbour proved to be a magnificent host of this year&aposs championship with full credit going to general manager David Hogben and his team for their preparation and hard work during the championship. The top 16 placed players will now travel to Nudgee Golf Club next week to compete in the 2009 Queensland Men&aposs Amateur Championship.