Date: September 16, 2010

Day 4 Report – Australian Interstate Series

Australian Women’s Interstate Teams Matches, McLeod Country Golf Club Queensland and Western Australia will face off on Friday in a duel that will decide who lifts the Gladys Hay Memorial Cup at the 2010 Australian Women’s Interstate Teams Matches. On the penultimate day at McLeod Country Golf Club, Queensland snatched a 4-4 draw with New South Wales to give them a half a contest lead over Western Australia on the leaderboard with the states to play each other on Friday. Queensland began well through a 2-1 morning lead but New South Wales fought back as Elle Sandak, Chantal Hodson and Carly Beck won their singles matches in the afternoon. A hard fought 2&1 win for former Australian Girls Amateur champion Ashley Ona over former Srixon Australian Amateur champion Justine Lee levelled the contest. Victoria moved into third place following their 5-3 win over Western Australia ending WA s consecutive 8-0 results. Leading 2-1 from the foursomes, Stacey Keating, Breanna Elliott and Elissa Orr won their matches to complete the win for Victoria. New South Wales is in fourth place following their halved contest with Queensland. South Australia recovered from their 7-1 loss to New South Wales on Wednesday to defeat Tasmania by the same scoreline on Thursday and hold fifth place. Tasmania are in sixth place. FRIDAY DRAW: TAS v NSW, WA v QLD, SA v VIC Australian Men’sInterstate Teams Matches, Oxley Golf Club The Queensland men stand on the edge of a victory that would see them win the Australian Men’sInterstate Teams Matches for the first time since 2004 following their dominant 9-2 win over New South Wales at Oxley Golf Club. Leading by 4 matches overnight, Queensland now leads by a contest and six matches as their home state advantage continues to pay dividends. Tim Hart, Brett Rankin and Chris Wood were among a host of Queensland winners in the fourth round. Victoria holds second place comfortably following their 7 to 3 victory over Western Australia. Leading 3-1 from the morning foursomes, the Victorians benefited from several squared matches to open a nine match gap to New South Wales and South Australia who are tied in third place. South Australia claimed a narrow 6-5 victory over Tasmania to match New South Wales on the leaderboard. Australian Boys Amateur champion Anthony Murdaca won both his foursomes and singles matches for South Australia in the win. Tasmania is in fifth place following the loss while Western Australia is in sixth. FRIDAY DRAW: TAS v NSW, WA v QLD, SA v VIC Australian Colts Interstate Teams Matches, Wynnum Golf Club Victoria is poised to win the Australian Colts Interstate Teams Matches for the second consecutive year following their commanding 8-0 win over Western Australia at Wynnum Golf Club in the fourth round. Leading overnight, the Victorian charge included excellent performances by Ryan Woodward and Geoff Drakeford who birdied eight of his final nine holes in his singles match against Cruze Strange. Queensland is in second place following their 6 to 1 win over New South Wales. Needing to keep pace with the Victorians, James Gibellini and Luke Marino were victorious in both their foursomes and singles to help the home state cause. The loss left New South Wales in third place. Western Australia is in fourth place following their loss while Tasmania defeated South Australia 6-2 in the day s other contest to move into fifth place, ahead of South Australia in sixth. FRIDAY DRAW: TAS v NSW, WA v QLD, SA v VIC