Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Aberdonian Michael Sim wins in Australia 


Aberdeen-born, Australian-raised Michael Sim has won the Mercedes Benz Gold Coast Sanctuary Cove pro-am individual tournament in Australia, the last event on the 2015 Choice Hotels PGA pro-am series' Sunshine Swing.
Sim fired a 5-under 67 around the Pines course, Queensland  for a one-shot victory over Matthew Guyatt.
It has been a solid year for Sim on course, culminating with victory.
"I can't complain about the year that I have had. It has been quite solid and given me plenty of confidence for the year ahead," said Sim whose father George was an Aberdeen Links golf club member. George and the Sim family emigrated to Australia when Michael was only five years old.
"Since I played this event last year, I have built a great friendship with Nick Hughston from Mercedes Benz Gold Coast, and it was great to again have an opportunity to play with him today. It no doubt helps your game when you are playing with a group you feel comfortable with and this certainly assisted with me getting up for the win today."
Sim had his 31st birthday on October 23. A former World No 1 amateur, he won four times on the American Nationwide Tour (forerunner of the Web.com Tour) and won automatic promotion to the US PGA Tour in 2007.
But his career was blighted by a stress fracture of the spine and he has had long spells out of the game.




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