FORMER tree lopper and concreter's labourer Troy Cox claimed his biggest career win yesterday taking out the $55,000 Ian Weigh Toyota Rockhampton Pro-Am at Rockhampton Golf Course.
Heading into yesterday's final round, the ever-consistent Cox turned a five-shot deficit into a two-shot lead after firing a five-under par 67 on Saturday.
Cox, who hails from Katoomba in the NSW Blue Mountains, fired a two-under final round of 70 yesterday to finish -15 at the completion of the four rounds.
Second-round leader Daniel Nisbet also shot 70 yesterday to finish in outright second with -13, while Nathan Holman, Brendan Smith and Jim Cusdin shared third place on 11-under.
The win, coupled with his third place in the Mackay Pro-Am last week, puts Cox in seventh place on the Queensland Sunshine Tour Order of Merit.
Cox and the rest of the field head to the Capricorn Coast for the Yeppoon Pro-Am tomorrow and the four-round $100,000 Pat O'Driscoll Real Estate Tropical Auto Group Golf Classic at Capricorn Resort Golf Club on Thursday.
Heading into yesterday's final round, Cox was pleased with his recent form.
IAN WEIGH TOYOTA ROCKHAMPTON PRO-AM
- 15Troy Cox
- 13Daniel Nisbet
- 11Nathan Holman, Brendan Smith, Jim Cusdin
"My game has been in good shape for a while now, though after my third place finish in Mackay last week, I was really looking forward to teeing it up in Rockhampton this week," he said.
Yeppoon golfer Adam Blyth finished in equal 40th spot on four-over par.