Date: May 14, 2007

Home state hits the front in Interstate Teams Matches

CLICK HERE TO VIEW LIVE SCORING Day One Victoria leads the way after day one of the 2007 Australia Women&aposs Interstate Teams Matches, easily defeating Tasmania 7 matches to 0 at Barwon Heads Golf Club. National squad member Kate Combes was a standout, winning her foursomes with Stacey Keating 4/3 and going on to rout Laurie Chew 6/5 in the singles. Western Australia sits in second place after overpowering defending champions South Australia 4 matches to 2 . Stacey Shanahan was instrumental in her state&aposs win, claiming both her foursomes and singles matches and West Australian star Kristie Smith re-found her form with a convincing 4/3 win over fellow National Squad member Stephanie Na. Queensland defeated perennial rivals New South Wales 4-3 in what proved to be a gripping contest. Australian Amateur Champion Sunny Park fell 3/1 to Queenslander Cecilia Nha who also tasted success over the champ 2/1 in the foursomes alongside playing partner Sheree Hasson. National Squad member Frances Bondad was a solid contributor for New South Wales, defeating fellow member Bree Arthur 3/1 to keep her state in it but it wasn&apost their day as Queensland snuck home for a narrow victory. The event continues for the rest of the week and concludes on Friday. Foursome matches commence 8am and singles matches commence at 12.30pm (AEST). Round 1 Results Australian Women&aposs Interstate Teams Matches Barwon Heads Golf Club, Victoria Queensland defeated New South Wales 4 matches to 3 Foursomes Matches C Massey & B Arthur (QLD) defeated J Boland & H Oh (NSW) 4/2 C Nha & S Hasson (QLD) defeated R Flood & S Park (NSW) 2/1 Singles Matches Bree Arthur (QLD) lost to Frances Bondad (NSW) 3/1 Cecilia Nha (QLD) defeated Sunny Park (NSW) 3/1 Courtney Massey (QLD) lost to Helen Oh (NSW) 5/4 Sheree Hasson (QLD) defeated Julia Boland (NSW) 2/1 Katrina Jones (QLD) lost to Rebecca Flood (NSW) 1up Western Australia defeated South Australia 4 matches to 2 Foursome Matches R Miles & S Shanahan (WA) defeated S Na & S Holt (SA) 2up K Smith & W Hillier (WA) lost to E Heard & J Bozanic (SA) 1up Singles Matches Kristie Smith (WA) defeated Stephanie Na (SA) 4/3 Trish Borgward (WA) lost to Samantha Holt (SA) 1up Rochelle Miles (WA) squared with Ebony Heard (SA) Whitney Hillier (WA) defeated Cara Guest (SA) 5/4 Stacey Shanahan (WA) defeated Jovanna Bozanic (SA) 1up Victoria defeated Tasmania 7 matches to nil Foursome Matches K Combes & S Keating (VIC) defeated L Chew & J Oakes (TAS) 4/3 C Choi & J Fleming (VIC) defeated A Gibbins & S Griffiths (TAS) 6/5 Singles Matches Kate Combes (VIC) defeated Laurie Chew (TAS) 6/5 Stacey Keating (VIC) defeated Jess Oakes (TAS) 3/2 Grace Lennon (VIC) defeated Abbey Gibbins (TAS) 6/4 Jody Fleming (VIC) defeated Sarah Griffiths (TAS) 1up Clare Choi (VIC) defeated Sarah Jonhhstone (TAS) 5/4 Standings – Day 1 Victoria 7 Western Australia 4 Queensland 4 New South Wales 3 South Australia 2 Tasmania Nil