It was only at Big Easy Centurion in May that Stone made his first cheque for 2013, but a fortnight later he cranked up the performance, taking sole second at Big Easy Irene with a second-round 68.
Big Easy Benoni has a history of surprises and Stone continued the trend when he birdied the 17th to clinch a one-stroke victory in windy conditions. An opening 67 founded his chance at a win, but the experience he has was worth a victory as he watched his competitors slip away under the pressure.
In his seven appearances the Copperleaf professional has played his way to ninth on the Big Easy Order of Merit and certainly has the dark horse factor.
NAME: Kevin Stone
DATE OF BIRTH: 21 August 1966
LOW ROUND SCORE: 63
BIG EASY RANK: 09