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Tighe's comeback a memorable one at QLD PGA

Tighe in action today (Photo: PGA Australia)
Big hitting Lincoln Tighe, back from nearly a year away from the game with a hand injury, has opened with rounds of 64 and 63 to lead the Queensland PGA Championship at the City Golf Club in Toowoomba, the man from Illawarra south of Sydney continuing the trend of big hitters to have won or performed well in the event since its time in Toowoomba

Not that it is over yet but Tighe, a former winner of the NSW PGA Championship more than four years ago, suffered a hand injury when playing the Wayne Grady Charity Pro Am nearly twelve months ago and so whatever happens this week is a bonus.

“If you told me that I’d have 6-under and 7-under from the first two rounds I would have taken it that’s for sure,” said Tighe.

“It was good to get off to a good start on day two; I was happy to make a couple of good putts early and keep it going.”

After 12 months away from the game the New South Welshman says while some tenderness remains in his hand he has had few issues out on the course so far.

Tighe leads by two over last year’s NZ Open Champion, Daniel Nisbet, with former winner of the event, Daniel Pearce, and European Tour player Deyen Lawson next, two further back.

 

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