Daniel Pearce has won the inaugural 2020 EXPOL Waihi Pro-am, played over the weekend, Pearce had a very solid opening round of 2 under par 70 to be 3 shots behind the first round leader Richard Lee who opened up with a 5 under par 67 in testing blustery and firm conditions.


Richard Lee continued his great form shooting a second round 67 to finished on a two round total of 10 under par and looked sure to take the title but Daniel Pearce scorched the course with 2 eagles and 6 birdies to shoot a 10 under par 62 on Sunday finishing on a 2 round total of 12 under par, there was daylight to the 3rd place finishers on 6 under par of Luke Toomey and Harry Bateman and in 5th place a shot further back was Woonchul Na on 5 under par.

This was a fantastic tournament for so many reasons with the Waihi community coming together to put on a great event with a real festival feel for both amateurs and professionals, loads of support from local business and EXPOL who are a great NZ company. A huge thank you to the organising committee lead by John Elliott.