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Birdie blitz lifts Dodt to superb Brookwater win

TOP RESULT: Gatton-based Andrew Dodt was proud of the way he finished to win the Queensland Open.
TOP RESULT: Gatton-based Andrew Dodt was proud of the way he finished to win the Queensland Open.

GATTON golfer Andrew Dodt produced a stunning final round to win the Queensland Open at Brookwater Golf and Country Club yesterday.

Starting the final round six shots off the lead, Dodt fired an impressive 67 for a tournament total of 7-under 281.

He claimed the title by two shots from South Australian Tom Bond.

Having practised at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club as an amateur, Dodt was confident from the start of the week that he could take out the title.

"I knew I was playing well and I know the course well," Dodt said.

"I had a good game plan and I stuck to that all week.

"Patience was the key. I stayed patient all week, hung in there when I needed to, holed the putts when I needed to and came out on top."

Dodt played under the radar for most of the final round until four birdies in his closing six holes pushed him into the lead.

He sealed the title with a birdie on the 18th hole.

"I knew if I made some birdies early to put some pressure on, then get to the back nine within two or three of the lead that I would be a chance," Dodt said.

"I was fortunate to do that and I am proud of myself for the way I handled it."

It was Dodt's first victory since winning the 2010 Avantha Masters on the European Tour and Asian Tour.

"This is my second win as a professional so I am pretty pumped right now," Dodt said.

"To win your state Open means a lot.

"I have worked hard in the last few months and it has paid off."

Overnight leader and eventual runner-up Bond needed a birdie on the 18th to force a playoff with Dodt.

However, a bogey put an end to his campaign.

Finishing the day on 3-over the card for a tournament total of 5-under 283, Bond was disappointed not to have closed out the tournament.

"At the moment I am feeling pure disappointment," Bond said.

"I hit it well enough today to win comfortably but my putting let me down.

"But that is why it's such a tough game because you have to have everything working.

"It was good being in the last group in a tournament like this and hopefully next time I am in that position I will do better."

Finishing tied third on 3-under 285 were Matthew Griffin (Victoria), Cameron Smith (Queensland), Anthony Brown (Victoria), Jake Higginbottom (NSW) and Michael Long (New Zealand).

Queensland's Kade McBride claimed leading amateur honours, finishing tied 8th with New South Wales professional Brett Drewitt on 2-under 286.

Leading players

2014 Queensland Open at Brookwater Golf and Country Club.

  • Winner: Andrew Dodt (7 under, 281).
  • Runner-up: Tom Bond (5 under, 283).
  • Equal third: Cameron Smith, Michael Long, Jake Higginbottom, Anthony Brown, Matthew Griffin (3 under, 285).

Topics:  andrew dodt, brookwater golf and country club, queensland open (golf)




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