Edmonds heading to the Isuzu Qld Open

Connor Edmonds - IQO

Connor Edmonds has won the 2017 North Queensland Men’s Open at Mackay Golf Club qualifying for the Isuzu Queensland Open in October.

Following on from a disappointing event at the City of Rockhampton Open last week, Edmonds was thrilled to come away with the win and an exemption in the Isuzu Queensland Open.

“It was a really solid day, lots of greens and fairways hit. Slight slip up on the 12th with a double but was fortunate to bounce back with a few birdies and close it out which was really nice” said Edmonds.

“I felt the pressure (out there). It was a bit of a draw card to try and get the spot so I’m really glad I could do that.”

Edmonds was able to draw on his knowledge as a previous member of the Mackay Golf Club to produce the winning rounds of 72-66 for a 36-hole total of 138 (-4). He is now based in Brisbane where he has been studying and playing golf at Indooroopilly Golf Club.

Brisbane Golf Club member Steven Cox set the score to beat after playing in the morning field of the final round. A second round score of 65 (-6) along with a first round 74 (+3) gave him the Clubhouse lead with a 36-hole total of three-under par.

Edmonds played in the afternoon field and reached the four-under mark after birdies on the 10th and 11th holes. A double bogey on the 12th was answered with birdies on 13, 15 and 16. Consistent pars on the 17th and 18th allowed Connor to take the title by one shot.

First round leader Justin Morley (Rowes Bay Golf Club) was unable to follow up on his opening round of 69 (-2), returning a second round score of 72 (+1) to finish in third place.

The third and final Isuzu Queensland Open Regional Qualifying event will take place at the Far North Queensland Golf Championship at Mossman Golf Club on the 1st and 2nd of July. Online entries will be available at www.golfqueensland.org.au from Wednesday 10th May.

The 2017 Isuzu Queensland Open will be played at The Brisbane Golf Club from 26 – 29 October.

Full results, visit the Golf North Queensland website.