Former US PGA champion Wayne Grady tees off in the Fraser Coast Legends Classic tournament in Hervey Bay.
Former US PGA champion Wayne Grady tees off in the Fraser Coast Legends Classic tournament in Hervey Bay. Alistair Brightman

Dolan holds on for Legends win

WAYNE Grady gave it his best shot but the former US PGA champion came up just short of winning the $25,000 tournament in Hervey Bay yesterday.

The 53-year-old Gold Coast-based Grady finished second, just one shot behind fellow Queenslander Hugh Dolan in the inaugural Fraser Coast Legends Classic at the Hervey Bay Golf Club.

Dolan, who started yesterday’s final round with a one-shot lead over Grady and two other players, carded rounds of 71, 69 and 73 on the par 70 layout.

Grady, who won the US PGA Championship – one of the games four majors – 20 years ago, signed for rounds of 71, 70 and 73 to finish in a three-way tie alongside David Good and Jim Lapsley.

Hervey Bay Golf Club resident professional, Gerry Taylor, also banked a handy cheque after rounds of 68, 75 and 75 saw him finish in a tie for 10th alongside Rodger Davis.

Broc Greenhalgh from the Queensland PGA said it had been a fitting end to a great tournament.

“It could have gone either way at the end – it was that close.”

Forty-seven professionals teed off in the tournament which forms part of the Australian PGA Legends Tour.

They played alongside 160 amateur players from throughout the region.



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