30 Sep 2012

Brad Shilton wins South Pacific Golf Open Championship

10:00 am on 30 September 2012

New Zealand's Brad Shilton has won the 2012 South Pacific Golf Open Championship by one stroke.

Shooting an even par final round, for a tournament total of 13-under par 271, was enough to secure Shilton his break through win on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

Starting the day with a three shot lead, the 33-year-old held his composure as defending champion Matthew Griffin challenged for the title.

Heading to the 18th hole with a two shot lead, Shilton gave the strong crowd in attendance a moment of panic when he three putted the last, yet a bogey was enough to secure the win.