Queensland made it three wins in the last four years with a narrow victory over New South Wales at the Australian Men’sInterstate Teams Matches at Tasmania Golf Club. The Queensland team defeated New South Wales 4.5-3.5 to seal the win in breezy conditions. Cameron Smith finished undefeated* for the champions while Callan O Reilly and Ricky Kato finished undefeated for New South Wales. Taylor MacDonald, Simon Viitakangas, James Gibellini and Jake McLeod were winners for Queensland on the final day. Home state Tasmania finished in third place after a 4-4 squared contest with Victoria in the first consolation final. Tasmania s Nathan Gatehouse defeated Nathan Holman in the top match while Sam Rawlings accounted for Victoria s Lucas Herbert 5&4. South Australia defeated Western Australia 6-2 in the second consolation final. Anthony Murdaca, Jack Williams and Heath Riches all recorded solid wins for the South Australians. Queensland Men’sTeam: Viraat Badhwar (Indooroopilly GC) James Gibellini (Emerald Lakes GC) Taylor MacDonald (Redcliffe GC) Jake McLeod (Royal Queensland GC) Kevin Marques (Indooroopilly GC) Cameron Smith (Royal Queensland GC) Simon Viitakangas (Robina Woods GC) Aaron Wilkin (Indooroopilly GC) Team Coach: Tony Meyer. Team Manager: Matt Toomey *undefeated status is calculated during the round-robin matches. Australian Women&aposs Interstate Teams Matches – Tasmania Golf Club The Victorian women’s team ended a superb week with victory at the Australian Women’s Interstate Teams Matches at Royal Hobart Golf Club. In clear conditions, the Victorians, who were joint winners in 2010, completed a comprehensive 5-1 win over Western Australia in the final to lift the Gladys Hay Memorial Cup. It was the first outright win for Victoria since 1996. Su Hyun Oh and Julienne Soo both finished the week undefeated for the Victorians. Oh defeated Australian Amateur champion Minjee Lee 4&3 while Soo beat Hayley Bettencourt 3&2 in the final. Queensland finished in third place after beating New South Wales 4-2 at the first consolation final. Ellen Davies-Graham, Ashley Ona, Nadine White and Ali Orchard were all winners on the final day. In the second consolation final, the Tasmanian women’s team recorded their first victory of the week with a 4-2 win over South Australia. Victorian Women’s Team: Jo Charlton (Metropolitan GC) Grace Lennon (Kingston Heath GC) Bianca Ling (Kingswood GC) Su Hyun Oh (Metropolitan GC) Tilly Poulsen (Kingston Heath GC) Julienne Soo (Woodlands GC) Team Coach: Darren Cole. Team Manager: Kate Dunne.
Author: Golf Australia