Morten helps Victoria to national school golf win

WHACK: Kennington Primary School's Morten Hafkamp. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

WHACK: Kennington Primary School's Morten Hafkamp. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

KENNINGTON Primary School’s Morten Hafkamp is a young golf player to keep an eye on.

He proved that recently when he helped Victoria win the prestigious Craig Parry Cup for the teams event as part of the School Sport Australia Golf Championships held at Murray Bridge.

Morten – a grade five student – was one of 12 players, eight boys and four girls, who made the Victorian under-12 team for the National Championships.

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Kennington Primary School's Morten Hafkamp holds the Craig Parry Cup with teachers Alicia Rady and Todd Canobie, who were Victorian team managers. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Kennington Primary School's Morten Hafkamp holds the Craig Parry Cup with teachers Alicia Rady and Todd Canobie, who were Victorian team managers. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

The 11-year-old qualified for the state team through a regional series and School Sport Victoria event.

The National Championships featured both four-person Ambrose and two rounds of individual competition.

Morten’s Victorian team scored 63 in the Ambrose and he shot rounds of 86 and 89 in the individual competition.

Morten Hamkamp shows his golf swing in slow motion.

“It was an honour to represent School Sport Victoria and bring home a gold medal,” Morten said.

As well as being part of the victorious Victorian team, Morten has also earned an extra accolade by being awarded a SSV Sporting Blue Award, which recognises outstanding sporting achievement.

Morten – who has been playing golf since he was two – plays off a handicap of 13 at Neangar Park Golf Club.

As well as Morten, Kennington Primary School also had teachers Todd Canobie and Alicia Rady who were managers for the Victorian team.

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