BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Hilltopper Golf head coach Phillip Hatchett announced
Thursday the signing of Dominic Brettkelly (Darfield, New Zealand) to a national
letter of intent in the 2017-18 signing class.
Brettkelly is ranked No. 31 in the current Junior Golf World Rankings.
“Dominic is a program changer,” Hatchett said. “His level of play will move the
needle for us as a team on the rise. Not only is he a great competitor with national
and international success, he is an awesome young man who will fit into our program
Brettkelly is currently playing for Canterbury men’s team in the South Island Champs
and recently competed for the Canterbury Under-19 team that won the New Zealand
provincial championships. He also won the Canterbury club champs with his club team,
playing in the No. 1 slot.
In the New Zealand Amateur, Brettkelly was eliminated in match play in the round of
16 by the eventual winner and the No. 2 ranked player in the country in extra
In 2016, he finished third overall and first in the U-19 division in both the
Canterbury Strokeplay Championships and Russley Open, and also won the title at the
Bottle Lake Open.
He also has several other wins at the junior level, including his first open
championship win at the Waimakariri Open at the age of 15.
“He has the skill set to play and win at the highest levels,” Hatchett said. “On his
official visit, it was obvious he really liked what WKU has to offer in the form of
player development and the goals we have set forth as a team. His best golf is in
front of him, and I couldn’t be more thrilled that he will be representing
Hilltopper Golf in the years to come.”
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