Date: April 15, 2009

NSW sprint to win in Alice Springs

Click here to view the Final Results New South Wales have won the Australian Boys Interstate Teams Matches championship after a dramatic final day of action at Alice Springs Golf Club. A stunning 5-0 win from the NSW team against South Australia in their final match secured the championship over Queensland who had closed the gap to just two matches overnight. NSW Team Manager Robert Scott said he was pleased with the result. “I was quietly confident for the last two months that the team could do it, so it was a fantastic result, Scott said. We were pushed all the way in our final game. NSW duo Jordan Zunic and Dimi Papadatos were a driving force in the team as both players finished the championship undefeated. Papadatos said he was he was relieved to escape with wins from some close battles and have the benefit of New South Wales Golf Association President Stuart Cox on his bag. Although I won all seven matches, four of them went to the last hole, so it was a relief to win those tight matches, he said. The result also marks the third year in a row that Queensland has finished second in the championship. Despite final round wins to Cameron Smith, Alex Wilkin and Simon Worrall in their victory over Western Australia, the Queensland team finished 3 matches behind NSW. Victoria finished the championship in third position after beating the Australian Capital Territory team 4-1. Victorians Will Hume and Geoff Drakeford continued their excellent form to record final round wins. South Australia finished in fourth position after the loss to NSW. Western Australia finished in fifth after their narrow loss to Queensland. Daniel Hoeve s 6&5 win was a highlight for the WA team. Tasmania defeated the Northern Territory 3-2 to hold sixth position. Wins to James Hyland, Mitch Van Noord and Mitchell Smith helped Tasmania to victory. The Northern Territory and ACT teams finished in seventh and eighth position respectively. The Australian Girls Amateur Championship begins tomorrow at Alice Springs Golf Club.