26 Sep 2021 | Amateur golf |
Mt Osmond hosts SA Amateur again
by Golf Australia
Mount Osmond on Adelaide's south-eastern outskirts hosts the South Australian Amateur for the second year in a row this week. An old club with brilliant views of the city, the Mt Lofty Ranges and the coastline, Mt Osmond is also well-known for the fact that Sir Donald Bradman, arguably Australia’s greatest sportsman, won the club championship twice. The format is 36 holes of stroke play starting on Monday, followed by match play for the top 32 men and eight women, concluding on Friday. This week's field will start with 54 men and 17 women, including eight men and four women from interstate, and has again been impacted by Covid-19 restrictions and border closures. Neither of last year's winners -- Sam Slater of Queensland and local Charley Jacobs, who is at college in the United States -- is defending their title. However the field includes the likes of Ben Layton (SA), last year's medallist, and two past winners in Jake Hughes (NT) and Jack Williams (SA) on the men's side and Queenslander Sarah Wilson in the women's. Glenelg's Jack Buchanan, a plus-five marker who is the low handicapper in the field, also is teeing it up.
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