Date: April 20, 2007

NSW claims Boys’ Interstate Series

New South celebrated its 2007 Australian Boys&apos Interstate Teams Matches title with a convincing five-nil victory over Northern Territory in today&aposs final round. The weather was once again perfect at Royal Perth Golf Club and the pressure was lifted as the title had been determined in yesterday&aposs thrilling contest between NSW and defending champions Queensland. The series effectively came down to NSW captain Tim Hart holing an eight-foot putt to wrest the title from their rival&aposs grasp. The NSW team is a particularly tight-knit group as many of the squad has played together from the beginning of their short careers. Three have also played together in the Junior Team for the previous three years. None of the NSW players had previously been involved in a series win, however the welcome return and words of wisdom from masterful coach Alex Mercer sees the trophy head back to Sydney. The re-building process for NSW occurs from tomorrow with all six team members now leaving junior ranks. Queensland, which was already assured second position took on South Australia who were hoping to finish third. Perhaps smarting from their narrow loss yesterday, Queensland came our firing and dispatched the South Australians five-nil to relegate them to sixth position. Australian Capital Territory continued to impress with a squared result against Victoria in its final match today. Perhaps the surprise packet in this year&aposs tournament, the ACT claimed fourth position which is easily its best ever performance. Victoria finished third on point difference. Western Australia&aposs tournament ended in disappointing fashion with a 3-2 loss to Tasmania. Already well out of overall contention, the hosts were never in the contest, going down 3-0 early on. They only manage to post some credibility on the scoreboard late in the day with their last two matches. Matthew Gleeson from NSW was the stand out performer, winning all seven matches while recently named Australian Junior Team Member Daniel Nisbet from Queensland went undefeated in his six matches. Golf Australia would particularly like to thank Royal Perth Golf Club for staging this event as well as the Greg Fitzhardinge, Clayton Bell and the Western Australian Golf Association for all of their assistance and support. We would also like to express our appreciation to the starters and rules officials from Royal Perth, as well as the respective match committees at the Western Australian Golf Association and Women&aposs Golf Western Australia. Round Seven Results Queensland 5 d. South Australia 0 Victoria 2 1/2 sq. Australian Capital Territory 2 1/2 Tasmania 3 d. Western Australia 2 New South Wales 5 d. Northern Territory 0 Final Standings New South Wales 7 Queensland 6 Victoria 3 1/2 Australian Capital Territory 3 1/2 Tasmania 3 South Australia 3 Western Australia 2 Northern Territory 0 Click here to view the final scores and table