In a match that came down to the wire, Ryan Peake’s mastery of the sand green allowed him to hold off Hayden Hopewell at the Roy Hill Pro-Am golf match. On Saturday and Sunday, Hedland residents welcomed professional golfers to town as WA’s Adidas PGA Pro-Am made its way northward. Peake shot out the gates early making four birdies in the first six holes and had a five-shot lead after 13. The match began to tighten up after a bogey on hole 15 by Peake was met by back-to-back birdies on holes 15 and 16 by Hopewell. Hopewell bogeyed the par-3 on hole 17 to give Peake a three-shot lead heading into the final hole. After Hopewell birdied on hole 18, Peake needed to make an 8ft putt for a bogey and the title. The putt hit the back of the cup and jumped in the air before falling in. It was back-to-back titles for Peake who had won the Karratha match two days earlier. Peake said he was excited to play in the Hedland match as he has become somewhat of a master on the sand green. “I was actually looking forward to playing this one,” he said. “This is the fifth time I’ve ever played on sand greens, and I’ve won four of them so that’s got to be some confidence booster. “I think I just adapt pretty well to the sand and I enjoy it.” Brady Watt claimed outright third with his nine-under-par performance. Peake took home $5, 443 for the event win. The players now move to Broome for the final event of the Adidas PGA Pro-Am series on Friday, June 23.