Looking back on his last 12 months, Alistair Presnell is deservedly very proud.
A win in his home state PGA Championship, a tied for 6th place in the World Golf Championships- CA Championship and a tied for 2nd in the Australian Open presented by Century 21 are just a few of the achievements that continue to confirm for the 31-year-old that he belongs among the top echelons of the Australian golfing fraternity.
But one achievement from 2010 will serve as prime motivation for Presnell this week when he attempts to defend his 2010 Cellarbrations Victorian PGA Championship title.
Last year Presnell equalled the PGA Tour of Australasia’s low round record of 60 during the final round, a feat that gave him much confidence for his 2010 overseas schedule.
“I know 60 is very special and will be hard to do again, I may not ever achieve it again in my career, but the main thing is I now know it is possible and it gives me great vibes heading back to Sandhurst,” Presnell said today.
“The win and shooting 60 gave me a huge amount of confidence last year. From there I went on to play in South America and then at Doral where I shot an 8-under 64 in the last round to finish 6th. I guess I just knew it was possible to play like that.”
Teeing off at the Sandhurst Club on Friday for the 54 hole Cellarbrations Victorian PGA Championship supported by Frankston City, Presnell will deservedly head in as tournament favourite among an impressive field that includes Peter Senior, James Nitties, Peter O’Malley, Cameron Percy, Peter Fowler, Andre Stolz and Matthew Griffin to name a few.
“It’s an unbelievable field this week- I mean you’ve got Parry, Senior, Nitties and a number of other great players all there.”
“But for me I look at it from the perspective that I’ve beaten all these guys before and so in terms of defending the championship it holds me in really good stead.”
The Cellarbrations Victorian PGA Championship supported by Frankston City will be played over 54 holes at the Sandhurst Club.
Round one will tee off on Friday 14th January with the tournament set to conclude on Sunday 16th January 2011.