Stolz wins QLD Senior PGA Championship
Andre Stolz has taken out the Queensland Senior PGA Championship with a two stroke victory over Brad Burns at the Maroochy River Golf Course.
Stolz fired rounds of 71-67 to finish on 6-under to pocket the $5,292.00 winner’s prize.
Andre Stolz (Credit: PGA Australia)
Stolz began the second round three strokes behind day one leader Richard Backwell only to fire the tournament low final round in challenging conditions to make up the shortfall.
The victory takes Stolz’s winning tally to six senior Australian tour events and sees him atop the Legends Tour Order of Merit.
“Extremely happy with this win as it was a real battle out there but proud of how I held it together,” said Stolz.
“I did not have a bogey today in that wind and with greens quite quicker than yesterday.”
Stolz rose to prominence in 2004 when he won the PGA Tour’s Michelin Championship at Las Vegas. He turned professional in 1992 and has played on the PGA Tour of Australasia, Japan Golf Tour (2001), Nationwide Tour (2003), and PGA Tour (2004–05).
In 2003 he secured a win on the Japan Golf Tour at the Token Homemate Cup which added to his five wins on the PGA Tour of Australasia, the most recent being the 2013 South Pacific Open Championship where he defeated Michael Wright in a playoff. Stolz recorded a career high world ranking of 53 in 2003.
The PGA Legends Tour moves on to the Headland Golf Club for the Headland Legends Pro-Am today which serves as round three of the Sunshine Coast Series sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Council.