Although winning a number of tournaments on the PGA Pro-Am Series Sunshine Swing, the win here today now becomes Wood’s biggest to date since turning professional in 2012.
“My goal heading into the final round was to stick with my game plan of fairways and greens and I didn’t steer away from that even when Michael was chasing hard down the stretch,” said Wood.
“This win really sets up my year and after coming off a couple of other wins earlier in the year, my confidence is really soaring.”
“It’s great to hear my name being touted as the Morobe Open Champion and can’t wait to hit the course again this week in Port Moresby for the PNG Open.
It was a bitter sweet end to the Championship for Wright, though he’s happy with where his game is ahead of next week’s SP Brewery PNG Open.
“Chris and I had a great battle out their today and although I couldn’t quite get the job done, I am really happy with where my form is at,” said Wright.
“It’s been great to return to where I have enjoyed so much success and I hope we have put on the show everyone wanted to see over the final nine holes.”
Wood and Wright will now be joined by 85 professionals and 20 amateurs for next week’s SP Brewery PNG Open, which will tee off on Thursday at the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club.
Brad Moules will return this year as the defending champion, while Chris Wood will be keen to take out the PNG double, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since Michael Wright in 2009.
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