Simon Hawkes wins the Tasmanian Open Golf Championship

Mitch van Noord

Mitch van Noord

Local member and professional golfer Simon Hawkes won this year’s Tasmanian Open Golf Championship.

The 27-year-old finished six-under-par for the event after carding a final round of 69 at Royal Hobart Golf Club.

Hawkes defeated his nearest rivals Josh Armstrong and Austin Bautista, both from New South Wales, by one stroke on five-under.

Armstrong and Bautista returned 68 and 70 respectively for their four round totals of 283.

Tasmania Golf Club’s Andrew Phillips finished fourth on the leader board after carding a four-under-par 68.

Launceston Golf Club’s Mitch Van Noord rounded out the top five seven strokes adrift on six-over-par.

Peninsula Kingswood Golf Club’s Steffanie Vogel won the Elvie Whitesides Golf Championship.

The Victorian finished eight-over and won by three strokes from Tasmania’s Zahara Lemon and Georgia Milbourne on 11-over.

South Australia’s Elysia Yap placed fourth on 17-over.

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