Jordan Zunic (Photo courtesy of PGA of Australia)
Jordan Zunic (Photo courtesy of PGA of Australia)

Going wire-to-wire, Jordan Zunic has claimed an emphatic victory at the inaugural Northern Territory PGA Championship.

Firing a final round even par 71, Zunic finished with a tournament total of 13-under 271 to claim the title by two shots.

“I can’t describe how I am feeling; it’s absolutely amazing, it’s really want I wanted to do from the start of the week,” said the 24-year-old from Wollongong.

“I started off well but from the first day until now feels like a lifetime, it was a long week.”

“I’m stoked that I held on all week and came through with the win.”

It was a nervous back-9 today in the final round for Zunic who dropped shots on the 11th, 12th and 16th.

However, he maintained his composure to ensure he closed out the win.

“It was very tricky today, the wind was very difficult and the strongest we have seen it all week,” added Zunic.

“I had a few little hiccups on 11 and 12 which threw a spanner in the works but I managed to keep it together.”

“I hit some nice shots on 14 and 15 to make birdies and that really brought the momentum back into my court. From there I felt pretty comfortable coming in.”

Turning Professional just last year, this is the second victory for Zunic on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia after he won the New Zealand Open last year.

“To get another win a little over a year after my first one is awesome. You get one win and you feel like the monkey is off your back but then you want to win again,” added Zunic, who picked up a $22,500 pay cheque today.

“To win again is a great feeling and it really makes all the hard work I do back home pay off.”

Max McCardle finished outright runner-up after he fired 1-under 70 in the final round to be 11-under the card after four rounds.

A shot further back and outright third was Tim Hart with Stephen Leaney and Deyen Lawson rounding out the top-5 on 8-under the card.

From the Northern Territory the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia travels to New Caledonia for the South Pacific Open Championship to be played at Tina Golf Club in Noumea from 21-24 September.

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