Jordan Zunic enjoyed a stellar amateur career which included wins at the Tasmanian Open and was playing well in amateur events in Britain and the US before a near-fatal car accident in Arkansas in August of 2013 put an end to any immediate aspirations in amateur golf.
He returned to competitive golf in early 2014 and soon took up where he left off recording several top finishes in amateur events in Australia and winning the China Amateur Championship.
Zunic turned professional in late 2014 and although he missed his Australasian Tour card for 2015, he managed to gain a start at the NZ PGA Championship, then, a week later, won the New Zealand Open by one stroke over fellow Australian David Bransdon. He shot an impressive 6-under 66 on the final day to win the tournament including a birdie on the 72nd hole to avoid a playoff.
Zunic would go on to win the 2016 NTPGA Championship in Darwin but it would be a playoff loss to Cameron Smith at the 2017 Australian PGA Championship which restored his belief in competing at the higher level. He would then win the 2018 Queensland Open Championship and in 2019 he has played mainly on the European Challenge Tour although he was unable to advance to the European Tour.
Enjoy the highlights below of the final round of Jordan’s 2015 New Zealand Open victory