Players battled freezing conditions early this morning with heavy rain and fierce wind at Keysborough Golf Club in the first of the Stuart Appleby Regional Series events this school holidays. Eventually the dark clouds dissipated, but it was still cool as the wind lingered around and temperatures remained in the mid- single digits with the wind chill factor.
Aiden Didone belied the miserable conditions early on and returned an impressive round of two over par 75 to take out the overall honours. The Metropolitan member started on the 1st hole and got off to a flying start with two straight birdies and eventually turned in one-under par. The 17 year old had a few minor blemishes on his inward nine but it was enough to ward off the stiff competition.
Didone’s form this year has been exceptional with numerous victories across the first part of the year. His form lead to a birth in the Victorian Boys State team that was part of the recorded breaking clean sweep in the boys, girls, men's and women's interstate series.
Max Fedmowski from Berwick Montuna was the only player to break their handicap out of 104 players. The 24 marker returned a fantastic 37 points to take home the C division prize with Trinity Francis a mere point back on 36 stableford points.
Medway’s Jordan Smith was the best placed A division player after signing for a handicap levelling 73 nett this morning. Meanwhile Jeneath Wong was too strong in the B division after returning 74 nett from her 16 handicap.
Many players will be looking forward to the Woodlands Regional Series event tomorrow at midday.
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