Date: April 20, 2009

Queensland maintains lead

Queensland has continued its dominant performance at the Australian Girls Interstate Teams Matches at Alice Springs Golf Club. After back-to-back wins on the opening day of competition, the Queensland team began their second day with a tough battle against New South Wales. Proving how even the two teams were, the result was squared with all the results having close margins. Srixon Australian Amateur champion Justine Lee handed Australian Girls Amateur champion Ashley Ona (QLD) her first defeat of the championship but wins for Christina Mew and Ali Orchard were enough for a share of the points. In the afternoon, Queensland defeated Western Australia 4-1 with Ali Orchard adding to her morning win with a solid 5&4 victory. Western Australia sits in second position courtesy of an impressive 4-1 morning win over the Victorian team. Wins to Jayde Panos, Whitney Harvey, Angie Yang and Hayley Bettencourt took the WA team up the leaderboard despite their afternoon loss to Queensland. New South Wales are ahead of Western Australia on matches won but behind on contests and sit in third place. The morning s squared result with Queensland was finished off in style as the NSW team outplayed Tasmania comprehensively to win 5-0 in the afternoon. Nerida Gregory and Monica Jung both won 7&6. Victoria sits in fourth place despite their third round loss to Western Australia. The afternoon was a better tale for the Victorians with a 4-1 win over South Australia. Breanna Elliott and Tilly Poulsen both won 4&3. Tasmania sits in fifth position after recording their first contest win of the championship with a 3-2 win over South Australia. South Australia completes the leaderboard after their losses to Tasmania and Victoria. The final round continues on Tuesday at Alice Springs Golf Club. LEADERBOARD M C 1. Queensland 15 3 2. Western Australia 12 3 3. New South Wales 13 2 4. Victoria 9 2 5. Tasmania 4 1 6. South Australia 6 0