Date: April 02, 2015
Author: C. Puccini, Golf SA

SA Boys State Team play against local Pro�s

The SA Junior Boys State team have had their last hit out at Links Lady Bay the venue of the Junior Australian Boys Interstate Teams Matches.

The junior team were pitted against a collection of Senior Men Amateurs and local well known Pro's including Peter Cooke and Chris Brown.

Cooke who was selected for the South Australian Men’s State Team from 2002-2007, Captained the side in 2006 before turning professional in 2008.

While Chris Brown, represented South Australia from 2007-2012 and Captained the Men’s Team in his last year as an Amateur in 2013.

The competitive session arranged by Junior Team Coach Adrian Wickstein, was played over 18 holes of Match Play and featured 7 matches.

Whilst the juniors competed well, the ‘seniors’ proved a little too strong.

All junior players were extremely appreciative of the invited group who gave up their time and also provided valuable course management tips to the juniors on the day.

The Junior Interstate Series kicks off on Monday 13 April at Links Lady Bay with South Australia playing Victoria in the opening round. SA’s final match (round 7) is on Thursday 16 April against Tasmania.

The teams event is preceded by the Australian Boys Amateur Championship being played at Kooyonga from Wed 8th – Fri 10th April.

Results Sat 28th March at Links Lady Bay (senior player listed first / junior second)

Peter Cooke (pro) defeated Lachlan Barker 3/1

Chris Brown (pro) defeated Joe Hodgson 2&1

Campbell Rawson (am) defeated Billy Cawthorne 2&1

Sam Hughes (pro) squared with Travis Miller

James McDonald squared with Ben Layton

Dave Hiern (am) lost to Liam Georgiadis 2&1

Anthony Olsen (am) defeated Michael Coleman 6&5

To view photo gallery from the day click here