Date: March 01, 2009
Author: Sportal

Presnell wins Moonah by one

Alistair Presnell has shown terrific poise to bounce back from a bogey on the 16th with a birdie on the last to take out the Moonah Classic on Sunday. Presnell carded a final round four-under par 68 to finish on nine under to edge ahead of Peter O Malley by one stroke in what was a thrilling finish at Moonah Links. O Malley struggled on the back nine with bogeys on the 13th and 17th holes in a two-under-par 70 to open the door for Presnell who performed brilliantly on the last to take out the tournament. Overnight leader Miguel Angel Carbello had a horror final-round 78 to rapidly fall out of contention and finish the tournament on minus three. The Argentinian bogeyed the opening hole and things only got worse from there with a total of seven bogeys and just one birdie on the 18th hole in a disastrous final round. Michael Sim finished in third on minus six with a 70 while Terry Pilkadaris (70), Adam Bland (71) and Americans Skip Kendall (70) and Daniel Summerhayes (72) finished in a tie for fourth on five under.