Camden golfers tee it up at regional tournaments

Rhys Vella in action at the recent ClubsNSW Regional Academy Games, where he placed a credible 7th out of 72 athletes competing. Picture: Kevin Bull Photography
Rhys Vella in action at the recent ClubsNSW Regional Academy Games, where he placed a credible 7th out of 72 athletes competing. Picture: Kevin Bull Photography

Camden residents Noah Graham and Zackie Kadir were selected to compete at the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation, North v South Cup at the weekend.

The South West Sydney Academy of Sport athletes represented the south team in the team challenge event which was held across the Southern Highlands.

Graham and Kadir negotiated the at-times frosty Highland's courses and were unlucky to drop their singles matches by one point before teaming up in the fourball to secure a tie.

Kadir also notched a win in the foursomes. North won the cup by three points.

The tournament was the culmination of a busy month of on-course activity for the Academy golf program which also saw a combined training weekend with Western Sydney Academy of Sport and Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation in early April at Campbelltown Golf Club in the lead up to the Academy Games.

Six of the academy's golfers finished inside the top half of the 72-person field at the Regional Academy Games.

Campbelltown's Ryan Connors finished in fifth, after being one of only five athletes to score an even par at either course throughout the weekend.

Liverpool's Rhys Vella was only five shots behind and finished in seventh position.