Curlewis' Matt McFarlane wasn't fazed by the blustery conditions at Port Fairy Golf Club during the Alec Calvert Junior Open.
In fact, the 16-year-old said, he'd never played the course on a nice day.
McFarlane joined Lachlan Bath in the boys' scratch playoff after the pair beat out their 16 competitors with a score of 74.
And while Bath had the lead on the 18th hole, McFarlane held his nerve to grab some silverware.
"It was a pretty good battle out there with me and Lachy," he said.
"So it was great to get over the line in the playoff hole.
"The first nine was good weather, but it was a bit wet in the last nine. I don't think I've played this course in beautiful conditions."
McFarlane, a left-hander who idolised Phil Mickelson, said he started playing golf five years ago for one simple reason.
"I did anything to get a day off school," he joked.
Louis Van Ingen won the boys' handicap event with a score 80 after he played off a handicap of 13.
Van Ingen edged out Josh Brown, who played off a handicap of eight and scored 78 to finish runner-up.
13th Beach's Isabella Marles, who played off a handicap of 21, won the girls' competition with a final score of 66 in what was her very first hit out at Port Fairy.
"It was great to get the win," she said.
The 14-year-old, who picked up the sport in grade three, said Jason Day was her golfing idol.
Marles defeated Ella Rogers, who played off a handicap of 16 to finish with a score of 83.
Port Fairy Golf Club professional Anthony Warburton said Alec Calvert was remembered for his willingness to help junior golfers in the district "no matter what".
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