Stone left no doubt as to his ability and was 16 under par for the week after carding rounds of 73, 66, 63, 70 at Royal Cape Golf Club. He was ecstatic to claim his maiden victory in the Mother City.
“It was always going to be special, no matter where I won, but to have it here at Royal Cape makes it that little bit more special. I’m going to have a nice braai with the family tonight and take it all in,” he said.
Conditions were tough for the third round on Saturday. Stone got rolling in spite of the tough weather and shot a near-flawless 63 to take a threeshot lead into the final round.
Yesterday, he started with a birdie at the first and never looked back, making the turn in 34 to leave the other contenders playing for second.