Bond takes Cott Open

Cottesloe Open winner Thomas Bond with Mack Hall.
Cottesloe Open winner Thomas Bond with Mack Hall.

‘It’s a great feeling to know I’m joining an elite field of Cottesloe Open winners,’ said Bond of his name joining the long list of champions at Cottesloe.

Bond, who started the final day one shot back of WA amateur prodigy Curtis Luck, attributed the win to his back-nine brilliance over the weekend.

‘Nine under par on the back nine alone was awesome this weekend, every birdie I had was just a tap in which obviously helps the cause,’ he said.

‘I’ve really hit the ball solid the last two days and it’s pleasing to see it’s reflected in my scores.’

The win is Bond’s largest to date, having only qualified through the PGA of Australia Tour School in January.

Finishing a mere one shot back on a total of 10 under par was in-form Victorian Steve Jones who has already captured a victory on the WA leg of the Choice Hotels Pro-Am Series.

One of the oldest events on the WA PGA schedule, the Cottesloe Open is now in its 65th year and has established itself as a respected event on the WA Golfing Calendar.

The event has proved through time to be a launching pad for many professional and amateur golfers alike.