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Micheluzzi claims WA PGA event

Victorian David Micheluzzi has won the WA PGA event in Kalgoorlie by three shots on the course he made his professional debut on back in 2019.

For Micheluzzi it's his maiden win on the PGA Tour of Australasia with a birdie sealing the victory in his first win as a professional.

WA's Ben Ferguson shot a final round 69 to shoot up the leaderboard to earn himself runner up honours while Victoria's Andrew Martin and WA's Jarryd Felton tied for third.

Felton led by three shots with six holes to play but produced four bogies on the last six holes to fall out of contention.

26-year-old Micheluzzi said winning was a "weird" feeling having not a tournament for five years.

"It feels amazing. I knew I had to play good golf from 13 onwards because 'Felts' was three in front. I knew what the scores were and to hit that good of a golf shot into 13, hole the putt, hit a mint drive down 14 - hit a pretty average wedge shot but it was 40 feet and I holed a really good putt there.

"With guys that are young who haven't been in that situation before, after those two bogeys the head's down and all that. My thing when I start to play a bit average, I get angry internally. I kind of show it a little bit but that frustration, I need to let it out.

"I just didn't want it to be another sob story. What it could have been and all that. It woke me up a little bit.

"I didn't think it would be like this but I'm so happy it went like this. I really got to see what I was like as a person."

All eyes now turn to the WA Open which starts on Thursday at the West Australian Golf Club.

IMAGE: PGA of Australia


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