Fresh off a successful venture to the PGA Tour of Australasia Q School where he successfully wrapped up his 2023-2024 Australasian Playing Status alongside four other Kiwis. Local North Shore Golf Club product Sung Jin Yeo has returned to his home club to take out his maiden solo NZPGA Pro Am title in the $30,000 Riviera Hardware Pro Am. 

The Auckland Golf Course was in pristine conditions, with scoring opportunities aplenty. Sung Jin rattled off six birdies and a lonesome bogey on his way to a -7 65, which was capped off by a Hole in One on the 175m Par 3 7th hole at North Shore Golf Club. The perfect shot proved the ultimate difference over the day, as Sung Jin managed to keep James Tauariki, Fraser Wilkin, and Jerry Ren all at bay after they all shot -6 66. Auckland Professional, Fraser Wilkin especially was showing a continuance of his strong form which has seen him win twice over the 2023 Ramada Pro Am Series. He was sadly rueing an opening double bogey on his first hole of the day, the par 3 14th. That was capped off with a closing bogey as well. Those dropped shots ended up being costly as he managed 7 birdies and an eagle in the middle of his round.

The leading Vocational Professional in the field was Keiran Brook, who in his third event of the year has had his best finish yet. The Pukekohe Golf Club Assistant Professional shot a tidy -5 67 which included six birdies and was good enough for tied 5th.

The Riviera Hardware Pro Am signals the end of the first half of the 2023 season before going on Winter Break. The 2023 Ramada Pro Am Series Order of Merit is looking incredibly tight, with only 7000 points dividing first and fifth. Currently, Josh Geary leads the series after his big wins at the Autex Muriwai Open and Jennian Homes Brian Perry Classic on 27,224.83 points, with fifth place Jordan Loof on 20,888.28 Points. The Top 5 in the Order of Merit at the conclusion of the 2023 season at the Cello Invitational, will all earn automatic starts at the 2024 New Zealand Open.

View the Full Riviera Hardware Pro Am Results HERE

View the 2023 Ramada Pro Am Series Order of Merit Standings HERE