An amateur who contested the US Masters just two months ago will join the 12 professionals chasing a prize pool of $15,000 in Wednesday's inaugural Geoff Ogilvy Foundation event at Wodonga.
Lukas Michel played in the year's last major in 2020 and while he and the other emerging amateurs won't be eligible for the prizemoney, the female and male winner will receive support from the former US Open champion.
"The whole objective of the Geoff Ogilvy Foundation is to identify and support the next generation of elite golfers in Australia, it can be at the amateur level or we're hoping someone obviously will pursue a professional career and end up on the big tours in the world, so that's what we're trying to do," Ogilvy's manager Peter Bessey explained.
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The Border has a number of boom teenagers and they will contest the 18-hole event, including Albury's Sam Bakes, Wodonga's Daniel Gill and Yarrawonga-Mulwala's Baxter Droop.
Play starts from 1pm for the quality field.