2018 champ Fox returns to QLD PGA with an edge

The Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship will celebrate its 10th year of competition at City Golf Club when play kicks off tomorrow morning at the City Golf Club in Toowoomba.

Reigning champion Daniel Fox is thrilled to return following last year’s win, optimistic that he can continue his recent string of strong results.

Daniel Fox Daniel Fox with the 2018 QLD PGA trophy (Credit: PGA Australia)

“It’s quite special,” said Fox.

“Now that I’m coming back to the same course again, where you have had a win has its advantages so I can plot the way I want to go about attacking the course.”

“It’s a good feeling; I’m in a bit of form after last week in Perth so I’m looking forward to the opportunity,” added Fox, who finished tied 26th at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

Fox is not the only player with the advantage of course knowledge in 2019 as 2017 victor Daniel Pearce returns with hopes of adding his name to the winner’s list once again on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.

Recording his first professional win at the 2017 Coca-Cola QLD PGA Championship, Pearce went on to finish tied for 5th place at the 2017 Fiji International before starting his year on a high in 2018 with a 6th place finish at the REBEL Sport Masters. This week marks the start of his 2019 campaign.

Following his QLD PGA Championship win in 2011, New Zealander Gareth Paddison has found luck in Victoria, winning the 2012 and 2014 Victorian PGA Championship.

Making it through to the match play on Sunday at the 2019 ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, Paddison carries form into the 2019 QLD PGA Championship and looks hopeful of another strong result in Queensland.

The Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship tees off tomorrow where former champions Darren Beck, Andrew Bonhomme, Kurt Barnes, Andre Stolz, Nathan Green and two-time winner Terry Price also join the field.