New South Welshman Jamie Hook has taken the early lead in the Queensland PGA Trainee Championship at Coral Cove Golf Club. Photo Contributed
New South Welshman Jamie Hook has taken the early lead in the Queensland PGA Trainee Championship at Coral Cove Golf Club. Photo Contributed Contributed

Hook sends an early message at the PGA Trainee Championship

NEW South Welshman Jamie Hook has taken the early lead in the Queensland PGA Trainee Championship at Coral Cove Golf Club after an opening round of one under par 71.

The 22 year old from Charlestown Golf Club, who has been a regular to Coral Cove since starting his PGA Traineeship, opened with two birdies in the first four holes with his only blemish coming on the par three 16th hole.

Just behind Hook with rounds of even par is Deyen Lawson, the winner of the NSW/ACT PGA Trainee Championship, as well as Jindalee Golf Club trainee Jade Fisher who is looking to become the first female to win a State PGA Championship.

Fisher said winning at Coral Cove would be great but she didn't want to think too far ahead. "It would no doubt be a great honour to be the first female to do so though there is a long way to go and plenty of talent in field so I will just keep having fun out on the course and we will see what happens." Fisher said.

Other notable scores in round one included Rick Coleman's 74, Nick Drinkwater's 74, last year's runner-up Richard Gallichan's 75 and leading amateur Nicholas Schneider's 75.

The tournament continues today with the second round scheduled to begin at 6.50am with Hook and Fisher teeing off at 8:30am.

A full list of all scores and round 2 tee times can be found by clicking here.



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