Golf Australia

Ten Nations Cup team set for South Africa

Geoff Drakeford.
Australian Amateur runner-up Geoff Drakeford.

Golf Australia has announced the team to represent Australia at the Ten Nations Cup held from 3-9 February at Kingswood Golf Estate in George, South Africa.

The Australian team is Geoff Drakeford (Victoria), Lucas Herbert (Victoria), Ryan Ruffels (Victoria) and Brady Watt (Western Australia).

Drakeford, the runner-up at last week’s Australian Amateur Championship, won the Juan Carlos Tailhade tournament in Argentina in December and is a former Victorian junior champion.

Herbert is the current NSW Junior Champion and has represented Australia previously at the Trans-Tasman Cup.

Ruffels, selected for the National Squad in 2012, heads to South Africa following his age division win at the Thailand World Junior and victory at the Srixon Sub Junior International.

Watt won the Dunes Medal, Keperra Bowl and City of Perth tournament in 2012 and finished second at the WA Open.

David Nable (Queensland) will be the Team Coach.

Golf Australia High Performance Director Brad James said it would be great experience for the Australian team members.

“Having ten of the stronger countries competing is great for the tournament and ensures our players will need to put in their best performances to challenge for the Cup,” James said.

The Ten Nations Cup is the amalgamation of the Four Nations and Southern Cross Cups and is a four round Stroke Play event with the best 3 of 4 scores to count daily.

The ten nations competing are Australia, Argentina, Colombia, England, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Wales.

The Australian team will stay in South Africa after the Ten Nations Cup and play the South African Stroke Play Championship the week after at Oubaai Golf Club in George.

28 November 2014
Greg Chalmers has played so many times in so many different countries he scarcely knows where he is this week, albeit that he is leading the Emirates Australian Open. He might be well advised not to look behind him tomorrow; the big guns are all in the mix in a star-studded leaderboard. more
28 November 2014
Western Australia's Greg Chalmers and Queensland's Adam Crawford will join world No. 1 Rory McIlroy in the final threesome in the Emirates Australian Open tomorrow. more
28 November 2014
HARTFIELD: Stableford: H Evans 41 E Malcolm 40 T Musgrave 39 W Mias S Taddei F Grobler R Stratton 38 N Sajtinac 37 B Solder K Sindel T Hughes M Smith A Baillard 36 G Sherlock J Colley B Barrett T Hurren 35 T Hughes J Hurren T Quayle D Orr G Goldsworthy M Fay M Cater C Pemberton M Young D Hand D Haslett F Way 34. Scr: T Hughes 36. more
28 November 2014
ALTONA LAKES: Snr 9-hole Stableford: J Rees (6) 18. AMSTEL: Stableford Ranfurlie A: C Crowle (11) 39. B: J Brooks (15) 40. more
Golf Australia