Queensland pair Brett Rankin and Kade McBride have plundered a barrage of back nine birdies to share victory at the Maroochy River Pro-Am on the Sunshine Coast.
The Maroochy River Golf Club layout continues to mature with each passing year and the combination of rain earlier in the week and greens offering a pure roll ensured that players would need to go low to contend.
Fourteen players would end the day under par but it was McBride and Rankin (pictured with Maroochy River Golf Club GM Charlie McGill) who went lowest with rounds of seven-under 65, both doing the majority of their heavy lifting on the inward nine.
Starting from the ninth tee, McBride rebounded from a bogey at the par-4 10th with six birdies in his next seven holes while Rankin had an eagle and four birdies as he completed Maroochy River’s back nine in six-under 30.
“It was a nice day out there and I had such…