Mollis secures first regional qualifier exemption

Adam Mollis

Adam Mollis (Biloela Golf Club) has secured an amateur exemption into the 2017 Isuzu Queensland Open after claiming the 2017 City of Rockhampton Open on the weekend.

Mollis, from the town of Blackwater over 800km North West of Brisbane, defeated 2016 Queensland Boys’ Amateur Champion Jay Mackenzie (Ballina Golf Club) on the 3rd playoff hole to secure the first regional exemption of the Isuzu Queensland Open. Over 200 players teed it up in the first of three regional qualifiers for the state championship.

Both players finished the 36-hole Championship on a total of 143 (1-under par).

“I played very solid today, bogey free, had four birdies, made up and down from most places and was very pleased,” said Mollis.

“The way the greens were, you had to knock them close to give yourself a chance and it was nice to put through a bogey free round.”

“I’ve never played in a full PGA event before, being from a mining town we have our pro-ams come around each year, (and) played in a few of them. (I’m) looking forward to it (Isuzu Queensland Open).”

Mollis is hopeful of his chances drawing upon Brett Coletta’s outstanding amateur win last year, with plenty of practice expected between now and October.

“You never know how everyone else is going, as long as you’re hitting fairways and sinking putts, anything is possible.”

Mollis is a regular contender taking out the Men’s Champion of Champions during the Queensland Men’s Amateur last August at Pacific Harbour.

The City of Rockhampton Open is the first of three regional qualifiers with the North Queensland Open Championship (Mackay Golf Club) set to take place this coming weekend May 6-7 and the FNQ Open Championship held at Mossman Golf Club in early July.

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