UPDATE at 2:50 PM | RISING Queensland golfer Cameron Smith has claimed the cup at the annual Australian PGA Championships on the Gold Coast.
Smith was locked at -18 through 72 holes with Jordan Zunic at the end of a blinding fourth round at Royal Pines.
The duo went on to play-off over two extra holes, the first of which they both parred before Smith triumphed on the second to claim the Joe Kirkwood Cup. See the videos below.
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The 24-year-old former Australian amateur champion from Brisbane turned pro in 2013.
At the time, many viewed him as a future superstar of Australian golf.
FIRST at 11.30 AM | Queensland golfer Cameron Smith has carded six birdies during a blinding fourth round at the Australian PGA Championships at Gold Coast’s Royal Pines.
The 24-year-old’s going toe-to-toe with compatriot Jordan Zunic, who held the overnight lead, in what’s shaping up to be a two-way shoot out for the Joe Kirkwood Cup.
They’re tied for the lead on 18 under par through 14 holes, three clear of closest rival Adam Bland (15 under).
Greg Norman Medallist, Marc Leishman is a further shot back, with fellow Victorian David Bransdon rounding out the top five.
Play was brought forward by almost three hours, with a 6am tee-off time, in a bid to avoid possibly severe thunderstorms forecast to hit the Gold Coast in the afternoon.