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South East Juniors win Brett Ogle Cup 2017

South East – L>R – Tilly Miels, Parker Smith, Luke Sandford, Ben Thiel, Mitchell Handford, Sam MacLeod and manager Heath Sandford.

The 2017 Brett Ogle was held from Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th July at Renmark Golf Resort.

The Brett Ogle Cup, is an annual teams match play event, rotated through the eight Country Golf Districts.

Six Districts took part in this year’s event with South East winning the Division 1 trophy and Southern District winning Division Two.

34 Players from 20 Clubs/6 Districts across SA.

On day one, 34 players competed in the District Qualifying event with good scoring across the field.

Best female score of the day was from Shakira-ann Kuys (Northern District) who fired course record 78 off the stick. Bets male score went to Nick Mills (Mid North District) with a gross 78. Ryan Hawthorne (Murraylands District) won Best Nett with a 66.

Mid North District set the pace as top qualifier, while South East and Eyre rounded out Division 1.

Division 2 was included teams from Northern who qualifying top, Southern and Murraylands, rounding out the division.

Solid golf was played on day two in the morning, with Mid North defeating Eyre 3-2 and then in the afternoon South East overcame Eyre Peninsula 5-0.

In round three, South East defeated Mid North 3-2 with the deciding match settled on the 21st hole which gave them the overall win.

In Division 2 for the second year on a row Southern defeated Northern 3-2 in the final round to claim the Cup.

The Consolation Handicap Match Play was won by Northern with 3 ½ wins to take it out by half a match over Murraylands.

“All players participated very well in excellent conditions and showed great sportsmanship.” said Golf SA Development Coach Allan Telford, who coordinated the Brett Ogle Cup.

“Renmark Golf Resort hosted the event fantastically well, and put on a fabulous three days for all players and their families”.  Telford added.

> Results

Southern – L>R – Billy Martin, Helen Schulz Mgr, Brodie Long, Norm Slator manager, Dylan Roser, Cameron Bickley & Oscar Sartor.

Northern – L>R - Tyler Harslett, Shakira-ann Kuys, Marcus Kuys, Elkie Philp, Jessica Smith and Caleb Philp.