Date: March 23, 2009

NSW & NZ win Ross Herbert Team Trophies

New South Wales and New Zealand have taken out the National and International Ross Herbert Team Trophies respectively which were played in conjunction with the 2009 Srixon Australian Amateur Championship in Brisbane. Each State Team and International Team comprised two men and two women, with the winning team being that which returned the lowest aggregate score over the first two stroke play rounds. The NSW Team of Julia Boland, Rebecca Flood, Scott Arnold and Michael Smyth, finished with a combined total of 574, only three shots ahead of the Victorian team. Zoe Brake, Emily Perry, Ryan Fox and Daniel Pearce won the International Trophy with a score of 597, five shots ahead of the Korean Team. 2009 was the first time the Team Trophies were played. Ross Herbert was the inaugural head coach of the Australian Institute of Sport Golf program. A PGA member for 20 years, Ross pursued the highest ideals of personal integrity as a tour player, coach, friend, colleague, father and husband. Ross had a great passion and enthusiasm for the game of golf and for life. Ross passed away in January 2001 at the age of 42.