Thrilling Win for Paddison
Wellington golfer Gareth Paddison, 31, held on in a nail-biting finish to win the Victorian PGA Championship at Creswick’s Forest Park by one shot ahead of Australian Leighton Lyle. Forest Resort pro-golfer Ben Roberts predicted the battle for the Victorian PGA championship would be between Gareth Paddison and Andre Stolz. The head professional golfer at Novotel Forest Resort in Creswick, Roberts said: “I told Gareth’s pro-am partner on Wednesday I thought it’d be between Gareth and Andre Stolz.” “The finishing hole was the highlight,” Roberts said. “It was terrific watching about 1000 people walk down the course to the finish.” Paddison turned professional in 2001.