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Brazel and Wools-Cobb top Emerald Pro-Am – PGA of Australia

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Brazel and Queenslander Shae Wools-Cobb have a one-shot advantage heading into the final round after the pair posted rounds of six under 64.

On a good-scoring day when almost half the field went under par in an improved layout at Emerald Golf Club, Brazel and Wools-Cobb finished clear of Nicholas Russell (65) with Tim Hart , Anthony Choat and Andew Campbell tying fourth at four-under.

The adidas PGA Pro-Am Series champion at Emerald 20 years ago, Brazel took time to warm up his sleeve on his return.

Birdies at six and seven were blocked by bogeys at five and eight as he made the turn at par.

A birdie at 10 was a step in the right direction, then he gathered momentum as his round drew to a close, collecting another shot at the par-5 13th, then birdieing each of his last four holes .

“It was such a pleasure to be back here,” Brazel said.

“I started very slowly, but found my rhythm and felt hot at the end.

“Twenty years ago I won a Pro-Am here and I’m so proud to be back.”

While Brazel made his move late in the round, much of Wools-Cobb’s forward progress came in the front nine.

Third in that event 12 months ago, Wools-Cobb birdied four, then trotted three from the par-5 sixth to complete the four-under turn.

There was a bogey at 10, but four more birdies and a final knockout at 18 saw the Sunshine Coast product end the day level with Brazel at six under.

“It’s going to be an interesting day fighting with ‘Harry’ (Brazel),” Wools-Cobb said.

“It was good to get off to a good start for the Pro-Am.”

Shae Wools-Cobb will leave at 12:22 p.m. at Emerald on Sunday with a share of the lead.

Sunday’s final round at Emerald will also serve as the final round of the 2022 Onsite Rental Group Mining Towns Series.

Hart’s four under-66s took him to 45 under and ahead of Tom Power Horan by a single shot with Wools-Cobb and Harrison Wills tied at 25 under par.

Two current members of the PGA Membership Pathway program have been part of the Mining Towns series with Zoe Maxwell and Tara Jenkins making the trip to help support communities where tournaments have been held.

Matt Victorsen also hosted a “Flop Shot Challenge” afternoon at Emerald on Saturday to raise money for the junior program with pros and amateurs all involved.

The Emerald Pro-Am final round begins Sunday at 7 a.m. with Brazel to start his heat at 12:15 p.m. followed by Wools-Cobb at 12:22 p.m.

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