Brown, O'Connor split New Year's Eve event in Australia

Sam O'Connor takes on Pathfinder. Photo by DoubleDeePhotos.com.

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  • Sam O’Connor and Zack Brown split the win at the Charters Towers Coleman Stockfeeds PBR Touring Pro Series event in Australia on Monday.

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CHARTERS TOWERS, Australia ― With last year's event champion Jock Connolly still sidelined with injury, Sam O'Connor and Zack Brown stepped up to split the win at the Charters Towers Coleman Stockfeeds PBR Touring Pro Series event in Australia on Monday.

A capacity crowd once again converged on the gold-mining town for an event that would be dominated by the bull power of some of Queensland's leading stock contractors.

O'Connor, who is about to head to the United States to compete in the Touring Pro Finals, took the early lead in the competition with 87 points aboard Tidy, before posting an event-high 89 points aboard Pathfinder, giving him a two-bull total of 176 points.

Brown put up 87.5 points on Gravel Head, and followed the effort up with 88.5 points on Napoleon Dynamite, the second-highest mark of the night, which gave Brown 176 points on two bulls.

Zack Brown 
Zack Brown scores 88.5 on Napoleon Dynamite. Photo by DoubleDeePhotos.com.

The night's final rider, Chris Lowe had an opportunity to take the lead on Trigger, a bull that has previously delivered 90-plus-point scores, but the two teamed up for just 86.5 points, giving Lowe a total of 174 points.

The win was O'Connor's first PBR Touring Pro Series victory, and marked Brown's second win on Australian soil in 2012.

The PBR Tour now takes a break, before the first Australian event of 2013 kicks off in Marrabel on Feb. 23.

 
Charters Towers Coleman Stockfeeds PBR Touring Pro Series event results:

Round 1:
1. Chris Lowe, 87.5 points.
Zack Brown, 87.5 points.
3. Jason Mara, 87 points.
Sam O'Connor, 87 points.
Troy Wilkinson, 87 points.
6. Mick Ford, 85.5 points.

Championship round:
1. Sam O'Connor, 89 points.
2. Zack Brown, 88.5 points.
3. Chris Lowe, 86.5 points.
4. Budd Williamson, 86 points.

Average:
1. Sam O'Connor, 176 points.
Zack Brown, 176 points.
3. Chris Lowe, 174 points.
4. Jason Mara, 87 points.
Troy Wilkinson, 87 points.
6. Budd Williamson, 86 points.

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