Sam Macleod, Tilly Miels in winning SE side at Brett Ogle Cup

South East won the 2018 Brett Ogle Cup for talented junior golfers at Port Augusta Golf Club on July 10-12.

The Brett Ogle Cup is an annual teams match play event, rotated through the eight country golf districts.

Seven districts took part in this year’s event with South East winning the division one trophy and Mid North winning division two.

The South East team included Naracoorte’s Sam Macleod and Bordertown’s Tilly Miels.

On day one, 40 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 an 81 off the stick. Bess male score went to Liam Zeller (Yorke Peninsula) with a gross 76.

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

Division 2 included teams from Mid North, Murraylands, Yorke Peninsula and a combined Districts team, rounded out the division.

Solid golf was played on day two, with South East defeating Northern 4-1 and Southern defeating Eyre 3-2 in Division one.

In Division two, Mid North defeated Yorke Peninsula 4-1 and Combined Districts were too strong for Murraylands to win 3.5-1.5.

On Day three in Division one, South East claimed their second win to defeat Southern 3-2 while Eyre defeated Northern 4-1.

In Division two, Mid North won over Murraylands 4-1 and while Yorke Peninsula halved with the Combined Districts team.

Overall, South East were too strong in Division one and Mid North in division two claiming the trophies.

Special mentions to Cameron Bickley (day one) and Jayden Zeller (day two) who both had a hole in one on the par 3 third hole at Port Augusta Golf Course.

“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.

“Port Augusta hosted the event fantastically well, and put on fabulous three days for all players and their families,” Telford added.