Date: April 16, 2014
Author: Darrell Watts, Boys Interstate Team Manager

Blog: NSW Boys’ Team at Interstate Series

The Australian Boys&apos Interstate Teams Matches is Australia&aposs premier Junior Amateur Team Golf Championship. Each State and Territory is represented by six players with five players contesting singles match play each round in a round robin format. The event was played at Heritage Golf & Country Club, Vic from 13 – 16 April 2014.

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Final Round Boys&apos Interstate Team Matches

A glorious day weather wise after what we endured over the last two weeks, and the golf was just as good. However, not the result we were all hoping for unfortunately. Our boys tried and fought hard, however Victoria were just that much better on the day with the hometown advantage winning four matches to our one. Blake Windred was defeated by Ryan Ruffles 5&3 – this young man is in a huge purple patch at the moment and cannot do anything wrong. Blake played extremely well and did nothing wrong to be be three or four under par for fifteen holes, and the loss is no hiding. Harrison Endycott was defeated by Zac Murray two up. Harry played some brilliant shots to green but was just missing a few putts. He had an eighteen inch tap in for eagle on the twelfth 484m Par 5, to get back to square, and held it together until the last couple of holes. He nearly holed on the Par 3 seventh which hit the pin spinning back and birdied. Grant Booth was defeated by Brett Coletta 3&2 which was an up and down match all the way. Kevin Yuan won against Frazer Droop one up which was one of the better matches of the day. Kevin played solid golf throughout the interstate series going undefeated. Daniel Gale was defeated by Blake Collier 5&4 and tried his hardest for the team. The boys were great ambassadors of the state and did us all proud.

Third Day Boys&apos Interstate Teams Matches

NSW started the day strong with a 4/1 victory over Queensland in Round 5. Unfortunately the momentum didn&apost continue with ACT. This puts NSW narrowly in front of WA in second position, with Victoria taking a clear lead in first. The scores don&apost reflect how difficult the ACT matches were. We really needed a win, but half keeps us in the game for the silverware. In the ACT matches, Daniel Gale was struggling with his game, but kept his confidence and showed real courage to come back and win. Kevin Yuan was having trouble with his game initially, and was starting to feel disappointed with himself. However we kept encouraging him, and he fought back to square the match birdieing his last two holes. Blake Windred played some wonderful golf in a very tough match which ended in a loss. He can hold his head up high with pride with the way he played. Grant Booth also did well, which ended in a loss for him as well. All boys did us proud and hopefully we can rally and outplay the Victorians to bring home the silverware. As Golf Australia says, “An outright win in the contest would hand New South Wales the title, despite the Victorians having won an incredible 28 of 30 individual matches so far.” Results are as follows: Round 5: NSW v QLD – Won 4/1 Harrison Endycott lost 6&5 against Blake Proverbs Blake Windred won 1up against James Macklin Grant Booth won 6&5 against Hyunsik Kong Kevin Yuan won 2&1 against Liam Anderson Isaac Noh won 2&1 against Kodie Koski Round 6: NSW v ACT – 2.5/2.5 Blake Windred lost 2 down to James Correll Grant Booth lost 5&4 against Jakub Gancarz Kevin Yuan squared with Joshua Armstrong Daniel Gale won 3&2 against Harry Bolton Isaac Noh won 4&2 against Kristopher Cole

Second Day Boys&apos Interstate Teams Matches

NSW has climbed to second position behind Victoria who have remained undefeated in all of their matches. Round 3: NSW v NT Grant Booth def Mitchell Tieck 9&7 Daniel Gale def Daniel Brown 5&4 Isaac Noh def George Worrall 6&4 Kevin Yuan sq with Troy Parmenter Harrison Endycott def Josh Hetherington 3&2 Blake Windred Res What a tough little player is Josh!…He&aposs been playing this event for three years. Round 4: NSW v WA Grant Booth def Fred Lee 7&6 Isaac Noh lost to Cameron Jones 4&3 Daniel Gale lost to Ben Ferguson 4&2 Blake Windred def Min Woo Lee 3&2 Harrison Endycott def Curtis Luck 2&1 Kevin Yuan Res

First Day&aposs Play Australian Boys&apos Interstate Teams Matches Update

The first day of the Australian Boys&apos Interstate Series started off with much better weather conditions compared to that of the Australian Boys&apos Amateur Championship. Victoria took a convincing lead on day one of the Australian Boys&apos Interstate Teams Matches after winning all five matches against both Tasmania and South Australia. NSW currently sits in fourth place after defeating South Australia and Tasmania. First two match results are as follows: Round 1: NSW defeated SA 3 & 2 Kevin Yuan defeated Peter Johns 7&6 Blake Windred defeated Lachlan Barker 5&4 Grant Booth lost to Billy Crawford 4&3 Daniel Gale lost to Joel Durnford 1 down Harrison Endycott defeated Ben Tucker 3&2t Round 2: NSW defeated TAS 4/1 Isaac Noh defeated Elijah Stanley 5&4 Kevin Yuan defeated Sam Manix-Geeves 5&4 Blake Windred defeated Luke Gilbert 6&5 Daniel Gale lost to Kade Philpott 3&4 Harrison Endycott defeated Jack Tregaskisjago 5&4 with 6 under with 2 bogies.