Date: September 03, 2008

Interstate Teams Matches- Day Three Report

WOMEN As the weather turned to cold and damp conditions at Pymble, Victoria took advantage of the inclement weather to make a serious statement to the rest of the competition. Trailing 2-1 after the foursomes matches against Tasmania, Victoria exploded into life, winning all of their singles matches with Grace Lennon s 9&7 win over Sarah Johnstone one of the highlights. The action was just as intense as Western Australia took on New South Wales. After being down 2-1 after the foursomes, the singles matches produced some outstanding battles. Whitney Hillier beat Julia Boland 2-up while Jessica Speechley and Rebecca Flood squared. It was a similar tale for South Australia in their match against Queensland. Despite being down 2-1 after foursomes, the Queenslanders led by Bree Arthur and Samantha Holt fought back to win four of the five singles matches and beat SA 5-3 overall. South Australia retained second position. Day 3 Standings 1. NSW 2. SA 3. WA 4. QLD 5. VIC 6. TAS Click here for the women&aposs scoreboard from Day 3 MEN After a very even opening to the foursomes between South Australia and Queensland, two of the best performers in the series so far, Jordan Sherratt and Ray Beaufils went head-to-head with Sherratt victorious 3&2. Nick Cullen beat rising star Daniel Nisbet 1-up. Victoria, led by Matthew Griffin and Josh Younger, won three of their foursomes matches against Tasmania and were backed up by good performances from Leighton Lyle and Tom Prowse in the singles to win overall. After a brief shower in the morning, the afternoon stayed dry as a southerly wind kicked up and temperatures dropped. The Western Australian team of Matt Jager and Jason Scrivener handed a second defeat in a row to Rohan Blizard and Scott Arnold 7&6. Arnold found revenge in the singles, beating Scrivener 2&1 while Matt Jager accounted for Tim Stewart 4&3. Day 3 Standings 1. NSW 2. VIC 3. SA 4. WA 5. QLD 6. TAS Click here for the men&aposs scoreboard from Day 3 COLTS It was a share of the spoils at Mona Vale in the morning as cold weather set in and wind gusts made for challenging conditions on the coast. South Australia and Queensland squared two of their foursomes matches with Jared Consoli and Cameron Powell winning the remaining match for Queensland. But both states were looking for their first win of the tournament and it was Queensland who held on to win 5-3 with almost all the singles games decided on the final hole. Victoria took a 2-1 lead into the afternoon over Tasmania as Daniel Popovic and Keiran Pratt won their match 4&2 over James Pyke and Simon Purdon. A strong performance in the singles gave the Vics a 6 to 1 victory and kept them just behind NSW. New South Wales and WA went into Day 3 as the only undefeated teams but NSW took the upper hand, winning three of the foursomes matches and cemented their position at the top of the table. Led by the undefeated Lincoln Tighe, the NSW Colts are looking like the team to beat going into the final two days. Day 3 standings 1. NSW 2. VIC 3. WA 4. QLD 5. TAS 6. SA Click here for the Colts scoreboard from Day 3