The local boy made good and a major winner squared their match at Wodonga Golf Club on Tuesday.
Rising star Zach Murray and 2006 US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy played a nine-hole shootout and both finished with an even-par 36.
Ogilvy produced the shot for the highlights reel by nailing his tee shot at the long par-three 195m sixth to within two metres.
However, the pair was upstaged by amateur Casey Gamble, who holed his 45m approach shot on the par-five 472m 7th for a stunning eagle.
The one-handicapper actually beat the pros by firing a sublime two-under 34, which also included two birdies.
The inaugural event proved a winner for Wodonga, with a strong gallery of around 120 following the two teams, despite the temperature hovering around 36 degrees, while last night's function attracted another bumper crowd.
"It was just nice to get out there and have people come out and watch us," Ogilvy said.
"Zach is a legitimate would class player, and there's something different about watching, not me but us, it's just a different level and I think it's great fun for members to come out and watch us on the course they play every week."
Murray is a highly respected figure on the Border, not just for his ability, but also the fact he's never forgotten where he came from and that was again highlighted when he drove back from Adelaide on Monday.
"It's pretty cool for the members to see a major winner hit the ball on their course," Murray said.
"I don't really think it was about us though, although it was good to get Geoff involved, but it was more about getting people out there watching.
"It's more just a bit of a hit to be fair, I played quite well in Adelaide on the weekend and been playing well the last month or so."
For the record, the teams event was also squared with Gamble and Renae Pitargue joining Ogilvy, while Tynan Cundy and Dean West were with Murray.
"I learnt a lot about playing in front of a big crowd, it certainly makes you a little nervous," nine-handicapper West said.
"My first hole was a disaster (he 'topped' the tee shot) and they both said they get nervous and Geoff actually said to me that Greg Norman actually did that ('topped' the ball) with Jack Nicklaus at Augusta, so I'm in good company (laughs)."
Gamble has a unique swing, almost swinging himself off his feet, but he gained confidence from the major winner.
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"Geoff looked at my swing and said it's not the greatest, but it works and just keep with it," he said.
The action heats up today when 12 pros, including Ogilvy and Murray, join a host of rising amateurs.