Scott Priest has defied wild weather in Tasmania to win the Country Club Tasmania, SIW, IGA and Banjos Bakery Pro-Am at Prospect Vale at Country Club Tasmania.

Scott PriestIn difficult playing conditions Priest shot a strong 6-under 65 to lead the day by two shots despite 20-30km winds lashing the course.

“Every round I have played this week, I have had one disaster hole,” said the Tasmanian.

“Today, I managed to keep a relatively clean card and make some putts, it added up to 65 and I’m stoked.”

Fellow Tasmanian-resident Matt Docking continued his great run of form in Tasmania, firing 4-under 67 to finish in second place ahead of Aiden Withers in third at 3-under 68.

Aside from the leaders, scores reflected the conditions with only five of the 34 players breaking par.

Despite the weather all players praised the quality of the course where greens were in particularly good condition.

“The course was in great shape and I look forward to returning next year,” said Priest after thanking all involved in the event.

The Tasmanian swing of the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series continues with the Launceston Super 6 on 22 – 23 February at Launceston Golf Course.