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Gardner crowned 2022 Pampling Plate champion – PGA of Australia

A former junior member at Caboolture Golf Club where he won the Rod Pampling Junior Masters, Gardner had to hold off a late charge from Hollis to clinch victory.

A PGA Associate based at Pelican Waters Golf Club on the Sunshine Coast, Gardner failed to qualify for the matchplay section of the tournament 12 months ago.

But after navigating his way through to the top 24 in the 36-holes of strokeplay on Monday proved unstoppable in each of his matches, setting up his win over Hollis with a dominant start to the final.

Gardner was hot early and established a 5 up lead through 18 holes thanks in large part to five birdies.

However in a remarkable turnaround, Hollis (Bribie Island Golf Club) won four of the first nine holes in the afternoon to be just 1 down with nine holes left to play.

Hollis had numerous opportunities to level the match over the next seven holes however his putting…


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