Date: July 13, 2016
Author: Christian Puccini

Yorke Peninsula District Juniors win Brett Ogle Cup

The 2016 Brett Ogle was held from Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th July at The Port Augusta Golf Club.

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 Yorke Peninsula winning the Division 1 trophy and Southern District winning Division Two.

On day one, 33 players competed in the District Qualifying event with good scoring across the field.

Best score of the day was from Cameron Bickley (Southern District) who fired a fine 79 off the stick in trying conditions. Max Tardieu (Northern District) won Best Nett with a 67.

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The District Qualifying for team rankings was fierce with only 20 strokes covering all six teams.

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

Division 2 was also a tight struggle, with Southern qualifying top, and Northern and Eyre, rounding out the division.

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

When YP defeated South East 3-2 in round three, all three teams had registered a win and five points, forcing a sudden death playoff between the number one player from each District.

Women’s State Team member Charley Jacobs from Yorke Peninsula, used all her representative experience to win the Cup for YP, winning on the first playoff hole.

In Division 2 Southern defeated Northern 3-2 in the final round to claim the Cup undefeated.

The Consolation Handicap Match Play was won by Northern with 4 wins to take it out by half a match over Eyre.

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

“Port Augusta Golf Club hosted the event fantastically well, they’re a credit to the Northern District”. Telford added.

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