Thomas Biron has taken a convincing four-shot victory at the NSW & ACT PGA Trainee Championship in a rain-shortened event on the Gangurru Course at Riverside Oaks.
Overnight rainfall of 25 millimetres ahead of the final day of play dampened spirits at the NSW course, and with a dire forecast for the final day, players were set for a torrid day out in the wet.
Play was suspended shortly after the final groups had teed off at 10:25am with the final round for the 2019 NSW & ACT PGA Trainee Championships eventually abandoned.
As a result, the tournament was reduced to 54-holes, seeing Thomas Biron (54-Hole leader) claim his first victory as a trainee.
“I am certainly pleased to have gotten the win, but I would have liked to have tried to test it out and earn it over the last 18 holes,” Biron said.
“I definitely learnt a lot this week and I really enjoyed playing with Brayden and Frazer on the third day, they’re quality players and it was exciting to see how they approached big tournaments such as this.”
Following in second place was Brayden Petersen from Asquith Golf Club who has recorded another solid performance after a win at the Rich River Classic earlier this year.
Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort Trainee and defending champion Frazer Droop completed the tournament in third place.
“It’s unfortunate because I was feeling really good going into today. But we can’t fight mother nature and I’m sure it won’t be the last win for Tom,” Droop said.
PGA of Australia Senior State Manager, David Barker, and Golf Operations Manager, David Reckless, were at the tournament presentation to present the trophy to Biron.
“The PGA has a long history of hosting events at Riverside Oaks, including the Australian PGA Championship, NSW PGA Championship and 1st Stage Q-School,” Barker said.
“Our State Championship provides the opportunity to give our trainees a taste for what life on tour is like and we hope this event, despite the final result, has given our trainees the platform to further develop their careers as Touring Professionals.”
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