Date: April 18, 2016
Author: Dave Tease, Golf NSW

NSW sights are set on interstate glory

The Golf NSW Boy’s and Girl’s Teams have turned in stellar performances on day two of the Golf Australia Interstate Series being conducted at Ulverstone and Devonport Golf Clubs in Tasmania.

The Boy’s team played with plenty of assurance in their morning match against the ACT, accounting for the team from the Nation’s Capital 3½ matches to 1½, with Jay Mackenzie and Corey Jones standouts after they recorded nice 3&2 wins.

Things got real in the afternoon match with the NSW boys putting on a dominant display against the defending Champions, Victoria. The highly fancied Southerners were never really in the hunt and suffered a solid 4 matches to 1 thumping. Once again Corey Jones, Jordy Garner and Jay Mackenzie notched up a brace of wins. Joshua Gadd  seems to have made the lead off position in the team his own, recording his fourth straight win for the series with a 3&1 result.

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The New South Wales girls are in a strong position to take home the Girls Junior Interstate Series after a pair of impressive wins at Devonport Golf Club today.

In the morning match, the team of Celina Yuan, Hannah Park, Doey Choi, Stef Hall and Amy Chu were way too strong for Western Australia, romping home to a 5-0 victory.

In the afternoon match against the composite team of ACT, Northern Territory and Tasmania, Hannah Park squared her match at number one while Celina Yuan, Stef Hall, Amy Chu and Belinda Ji all won their matches comfortably.

Tomorrow's New South Wales versus Queensland match will determine the interstate Series title, and it looks like it will be a nail biter. NSW sit second on the ladder with three wins and 16 matches, while Queensland are on top with four wins and 16.5 matches. If New South Wales defeat Queensland tomorrow, the Burta Cheney Cup will be theirs.

The girls are pushing to win the title for Celina Yuan, who is playing her final match in the Junior Interstate Series. Yuan has been a mainstay of the Junior team for five years.

“”She has been such a great player for New South Wales and this we would be a great way to send her off,” said Team Captain, Amy Chu.


*Additional reporting with LIz White