Power Horan claims second Gippsland 6 title

Melbourne based golfer Tom Power Horan has claimed his second Gippsland Super 6 title overcoming a two shot deficit to take out the title at Warragul Country Club.

Power Horan accounted for Kyle Michel in the final in impressive style making five birdies in the six-hole final match to claim the victory. He will also enjoy two years of full playing rights on the Tour beyond this season as a result of Sunday’s win.

“At the start of the season I’d be pretty happy with my start now, you know sitting like maybe 20th before this week, so hopefully up bit higher now,” said Power Horan.

“I still have eight or nine events left. It’s still a long way to go, but I feel like I’m playing well, and this week shows that.”

The tournament uses a format with three rounds of strokeplay qualifying where a field of 132 competitors is reduced to the top-24 players, who will then compete in a six-hole, medal match play format to determine a champion on the fourth and final day.

Tom Power Horan Tom Power Horan (Credit: PGA Australia)

Power Horan was last crowned champion in 2019 in a weather-marred event that saw no match play occur.

2022 has been an impressive year for Power Horan who took out the Murray Open with a one stroke win over defending champion Matt Millar in September. Power Horan has been one of the most consistent performers on the Pro-Am circuit all year.

Sunday’s victory sees Power Horan world ranking move from 1193 to 977 on the strength also of top-50 finishes at the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship.