The five top junior golfers on Eyre Peninsula competed in a three-day event at the Renmark Golf Resort in the GolfSA Brett Ogle Cup.
The boys were greeted with tree laden, tight fairways and slick greens, which proved very challenging and different to what they are used to but they played the game in an sportsman like manner and just got on with task ahead, so they should be very proud of their efforts.
On the Monday, Lachlan Redden (Streaky Bay), Will Stratford (Tumby Bay), Adam Davies (Port Lincoln), Cooper Westoff and Thomas Klingberg (Kimba) played a qualifying round, along with 30 other players from six districts around the state to decide division one and two.
The boys were successful in qualifying third in division one so on Tuesday and Wednesday played match-play against South East and Mid-North to decide the winner.
Division two was made up of Southern, Northern and Murraylands.
To decide the winner of each division the teams played a match play competition against each other and because there were three teams in each division, it created a bye round so those teams played a handicap game.
On the Tuesday morning, Eyre Peninsula played Mid-North and although they lost three games to two, the matches were fairly even with Lochy winning 2/1 and Thomas 2/1.
On the Tuesday after lunch, they tackled the South East side and although they were beaten 5/0, the boys played extremely well against a side of with much lower handicaps.
Thomas lost on the 19th after being all square on the 18th, which meant EP were out of the winning circle and it was left between Southeast and Mid-North to battle it out on the Wednesday morning, which South-East won 3/2.
On the Wednesday morning they competed in the handicap match-play against Murray Lands, who have just got back into the competition and therefore most of their players had higher handicaps.
As a result the boys had to give a total of 95 shots and although they played well they went down 3/2, with Lochy and Adam winning 1 up.
Northern won the handicap event.
It was a great four days with the group travelling over on the Sunday and playing a practice round.
The management of Eyre Golf appreciate the encouraging and inspirational support the boys received from Trevor and Raelene Thompson, Darrell Stratford, Phil Klingberg and Tye Redden, who made sure everyone had a good time.