Congratulations to PGA Trainee Ben Stowe from Royal Sydney Golf Club who has won the worlds richest trainee tournament the National Futures Championship held this week here at Ballarat Golf Club.
After setting the course record at 7-under 65 in round three, Stowe’s final round of even par was enough to see him record a five-shot victory finishing at 9-under the card.
Stowe began the final round with a four-shot buffer which admittedly played on the 24-year-old’s mind. After nervously teeing up on the 1st, he was quickly able to settle into stride around the Ballarat Golf Club course.
“It was in the back of my mind and last night I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I was probably the most nervous I’ve ever been on a golf course on the first tee this morning, but it didn’t really come into play today.”
“I stuck to my game plan like I did all week and hit really good shots to give myself lots of opportunities to make it hard for the guys to catch me and got the job done.”
Finishing in second place was 2017 champion Frazer Droop who shot 1-over 73 to finish at 4-under the card, Cooper Eccleston finished third at 3-under the card.
The week long trainee event kicked off with the Pro Am on Monday and Open Day Sunday. We would like to say a huge thank you to our club sponsors for helping ensure we can continue to host high quality events.
Thank you to
- JG King Homes
- Sovereign Hill
- Unblemished Skin & Lazer Clinic
- Country Club Villages
- Haymes Paint
- Austbrokers Countrywide
- Go Transit Australia
- Jim Bambridge Jens Veal Partners
- Ballarat Mazda
2018 Futures Gallery
2018 Futures Pro Am Gallery