Date: February 21, 2011

Golf SA announce junior state teams

Seven junior players are set to make their representative debuts for South Australia following the announcement of the State Boy&aposs and Girl&aposs teams to compete in the Australian Boy&aposs and Girl&aposs Interstate Teams Matches in New South Wales from 18 to 21 April. For the SA Boy&aposs, 2010 state junior representatives Anthony Murdaca and Ben Stowe will be joined by Will Somerfield, Jack Williams, Matthew Lisk and Moe Nagi. For the Girl&aposs, 2010 players Rachel Taylor, Elysia Yap and Christine Beasley are joined by debutants Acacia Curtis, Amy Zhou and Kristalle Blum. The SA Boy&aposs side will be captained by Mt Gambier&aposs Will Somerfield, who has enjoyed a stellar summer with victory in the SA Junior Masters at Royal Adelaide and a solid run through to the semi finals of the SA Junior Amateur at The Vines. The experience of Anthony Murdaca, fresh from an impressive second placing at the Lake Macquarie Amateur Championship, and two-time summer Junior Open winner Ben Stowe will be vital to a team looking to atone for a disappointing bottom placing in last year&aposs series in Tasmania. The SA Girl&aposs team fortunes will rest heavily on the shoulders of captain Rachel Taylor, who along with Glenelg&aposs Jenny Lee has dominated the summer junior series. Along with her victory at the Thaxted / Mt Lofty Junior Open, Taylor played consistently well through the summer including contesting a tightly fought final with Lee at the SA Junior Amateur. Christine Beasley and Elysia Yap are also much improved players following their representative experience in Tasmania last year and should help the team to a much improved showing in New South Wales. Boys Team: Will Somerfield (Mt Gambier – Captain) Anthony Murdaca (The Grange) * Jack Williams (The Grange) Matthew Lisk (The Grange) Ben Stowe (Royal Adelaide) * Moe Nagi (Glenelg) Tony Bourne (Manager) Gareth Jones (Coach) Girls Team: Rachel Taylor (Mt Osmond – Captain) * Acacia Curtis (Wirrabara) Amy Zhou (Kooyonga) Christine Beasley (Glenelg) * Elysia Yap (Glenelg) * Kristalle Blum (The Grange) Helen Schulz (Manager) Jamie Clutterham (Coach) The 2011 Australian Boy&aposs and Girl&aposs Interstate Teams Matches will be held from 18 to 20 April, with the Boy&aposs being held at Sydney&aposs Cabramatta Golf Club and the Girl&aposs head north to Newcastle to play at the picturesque Pacific Dunes Golf Club. All players will also compete in the Australian Boy&aposs and Girl&aposs Junior Amateur Championships, which are being held prior to the Interstate Series at Carnarvon and Newcastle Golf Club&aposs respectively from 13 to 15 April. Mt Osmond&aposs Rachel Taylor will captain the SA Girl&aposs Team at April&aposs Interstate Series