Date: March 19, 2019
Author: Dave Tease | Golf NSW

2019 NSW State Teams Announced

Some familiar names and a trio of new faces have been selected to compete for NSW in this years' Australian Interstate Teams matches at Royal Hobart and Tasmania Golf Clubs in May.

The teams are:

Blake Windred
Nathan Barbieri
Josh Armstrong
Jordie Garner
Harrison Crowe
Jye Pickin
Lucas Higgins
James Conran

Grace Kim
Doey Choi
Stephanie Kyriacou
Kelsey Bennett
Sophie Yip
Amy Chu

New to the men's team this year is the impressive Jye Pickin, who captained the NSW Boy's team in 2017/18, and who also took out the 2018 NSW Junior Championship. Lucas Higgins, who represented Queensland in 2018, has returned to his home club of Murwillumbah in the State's north, is also a new face. Higgins impressed during the summer with a quarter-final appearance in the NSW Amateur, where he lost to eventual winner, India's Kartik Sharma.

James Conran, from Orange, will make his debut for the State after an impressive summer which saw him make the cut at the 2018 NSW Open as well as progress to the match play rounds of the NSW and Australian Amateur. James' father Steve also represented NSW before embarking on a successful professional career on the Japanese Tour.

Conran Snr and Jnr become the first father-son duo to represent New South Wales.

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Grace Kim, who was unable to represent NSW last year due to selection in the Australian Queen Sirikit Cup Team, makes a welcome return and bolsters an already strong NSW women's team who will be out to defend the Gladys Hay Trophy which they won convincingly last year at Glenelg Golf Club.

Mr Graeme Phillipson, General Manager of Golf – Golf NSW, was thrilled to announce the teams.

"Every golfer selected is an extremely talented player in their own right, and as a team, they are incredibly formidable squads.

Mr Phillipson added that not only do the representatives possess the talent to compete at the highest level, but they are also the ideal ambassadors for the game and the State in general.

"They all wear their New South Wales colours with pride, and uphold the values of our wonderful sport as well."

The 2019 Interstate Teams Matches will be played from May 7th to 10th at Tasmania Golf Club (MEN) and Royal Hobart Golf Club from May 7th to 9th (WOMEN).