Leigh McKechnie hopes to take Friday’s winning form from the Everglades Pro-Am into the upcoming Western Australia and Queensland opens.
The 43-year-old Waratah professional finished joint champion with Woy Woy course local Nathan Miller after both shot four-under rounds of 64.
Miller played in the morning before McKechnie dealt with windy conditions in the afternoon and delivered a bogey-free 18 holes, featuring a birdie on the second last to share the lead.
“I was just happy to play some solid golf,” McKechnie said.
“My form in Newcastle hadn’t been that great this week, but hopefully I can take that [win] into the next few weeks.”
This completed an 11th straight day of competition for McKechnie, who won the Shelly Beach Pro-Am last month, and he continues at the Castle Hill Pro-Am on Monday and Tuesday.
The Western Australian Open starts in Perth on Thursday and the Queensland Open follows in Brisbane the week after.
McKechnie and Miller were one ahead of five players on three-under (65).
Aaron Townsend was next best of the Hunter contingent in a seven-way tie for ninth at one-under (67).