Date: April 17, 2018
Author: Elliot Raiter, Golf WA

Five teams still in boys’ title race

The Australian Boys’ Interstate series is poised to go down to the wire after two dramatic final-hole thrillers kept a four-way tie at the top of the table at Perth’s Hartfield Golf Club on Tuesday.

Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales and South Australia each sit on three wins and one loss going into the final three rounds, separated only by matches won.

Queensland was clinical in the morning session to whitewash Tasmania 5-0, however went down in a tense battle against New South Wales in the afternoon.

All of the five fixtures in the match went down to the final hole and amazingly four of those were halved with Corey Lamb’s victory over Tyler Duncan the decider, ensuring NSW a famous 3-2 win.

Western Australia remains in contention despite an agonising defeat to South Australia, the home side’s first loss.

WA was far too good for Tasmania in the morning’s round three with Josh Herrero and Hayden Hopewell enjoying comfortable victories.

The afternoon, however, proved much more enthralling.

South Australia looked in a winning position after wins to Nick Thompson and Will Arnold, before WA’s Cooper Geddes and Josh Greer fought back to level the tie.

It was left to Jack Buchanan and WA skipper Connor Fewkes to decide the exciting fixture and the drama went all the way to the final green where Buchanan sunk a par putt and Fewkes made a bogey to allow SA to take the match 3-2.

Victoria claimed two wins for the day to keep itself in contention, while the ACT managed its first win of the campaign, beating NT 5-0.