Scott tees up title after big last round on home course
GOLF: Aidan Scott played one of the best rounds of his career to win the B-grade title at the Central Queensland Junior Open.
The Capricorn Resort golfer was trailing by four shots heading into the final day of the tournament on his home course on Monday.
He ended winning by 13 after shooting a 78, which bettered his previous best round on the course by eight shots.
"I was a bit worried going in because I was four shots down but it turned out well,” Scott, 11, said.
"The first hole I picked up all four shots - I had a six and he had a 10.
"I was thinking I would shoot in the low 80s so to have 78 was exceptional.
"My approach shots were good but my putting was amazing; I drained a heap of putts from everywhere.”
Ninety golfers took part in the three-day open, which was played at the Capricorn Resort and Yeppoon courses.
Yeppoon's Ben Swaffield continued his impressive run of form to take out the open title.
He shot an even par 214 to win the event by 12 shots from Ben Scott.
Emerald Lakes golfer Emily Martin won the open girls with a combined score of 254, one shot clear of Blackwater's Rae Weiki.
The other winners were:
B-grade girls: Pioneer Valley's Ashlee Knight 332.
C-grade: boys, Yeppoon's James Jackson 297; girls, Rockhampton's Aliana Manderson 308.
13 holes: boys, Gracemere's Jakob Baynton 204; girls, Caboolture Mikayla Dyal in a play-off.
Nine holes: boys, Yeppoon's Cruz Warner 149; girls, Emerald's Jordan Watson 200.
Six holes: boys, Blackwater's Romen Conway 120; girls, Emerald's Aprileen Sirait 143.
Three holes: boys, Yeppoon's Ashton Jensen 66; girls, Moranbah's Tahnee Pietzner 73.