Date: November 16, 2007

Home team on top at Southern Cross Cup

The Argentine team came out fighting in the first round of the Southern Cross event at Martindale Golf Club in Los Lagartos, Argentina. Australia&aposs past two amateur champions squared off in the morning foursomes matches again Armando Zarlenga and Juli n Etulain but went down 6/4. Emiliano Grillo and Esteban Mart nez then defeated Matt Griffin and Justin Roach 3/1 before the South American dominance continued in the afternoon singles. Australian amateur runner-up Justin Roach was the sole victor as he posted a 2up victory over Etulain. Griffin went down 2/1 to Grillo, Stewart lost to Martinez by the same margin and Blizard was defeated by Zarlenga 5/3. In the other contest, New Zealand defeated South Africa. Standings after day one are: Argentina (5 matches) New Zealand (3 matches) South Africa (2 matches) Australia (1 match) Australia&aposs next match is tomorrow against Trans-Tasman foes New Zealand.