Primary school golfers light up wintry Melville Glades

20th Jun 2024

Primary Schools Championship

Almost 100 competitors braved biting conditions to participate in the School Sport WA Primary Schools Championship at Melville Glades GC.

With team and individual honours up for grabs, the event plays an important role in creating pathways into competitive golf, with some of the youngsters enjoying their first experience of tournament play.

Sixteen schools – including two travelling up from Bunbury – were represented in the event, which featured both Stableford and Modified Stroke categories, depending on players’ levels of experience.

All Saints’ College reigned supreme in the team Stableford comp, their pairing of Summer Oxwell and Allysha Lim combining to amass 35 points from nine holes. This left them three clear of Caladenia Primary’s Sean Sibo Wu and Zachary Sasidharan, with Atwell Primary duo Owen Spedding and Harry Squib third.

In Modified Stroke, Wesley College 3, represented by Tate Wincey, George Tan and Cara Sutherland came home with a combined total of 98 to pip Whitford Catholic Primary’s Max Beaton and Metta Guilfoyle-Black to top spot by a single stroke, with Edgewater Primary’s trio Dominic Smith, Eabha Cody and Nyah Cody taking third.

Allayna Engel golf

Rising star Allayna Engel won the Girls’ Stableford title


In the individual events, Allayna Engel of Honeywood Primary School won the Girls Stableford with a total of 20 points from nine holes. This left her two clear of Allysha Lim (All Saints College) and Sharanya Mohan (Burrendah Primary).

Trinity College’s Lucas Cowton won the equivalent boys’ event with 21 points, with Will O’Hare (Akimos Primary) and Jonas Bobusic (Wesley College) in second a third, two and three points adrift.

Eabha Cody (Edgewater Primary) and Max Beaton (Whitford Catholic Primary) claimed the respective girls’ and boys’ Modified Stroke titles for the Years 4-6 category, with Zoe Ray del Val (Kingsway Christian College) and Aston Evans (Piara Waters Primary) winning the equivalent titles in the Years 2-3 age group.

Access all the scores from the day here.

View photos from the day on the GolfWA Facebook page.


Last chance to register for the inaugural Junior 9 Series tournament at Royal Fremantle on July 1-2.

Registration closes on June 24, cost to play is just $25. Details here.

Junior 9 Series