Date: April 19, 2009

Queensland roars to first day lead

RESULTS Click here to view the results from Round 2 Click here to view the results from Round 1 The Queensland team were simply unstoppable in their opening two rounds of the Australian Girls Interstate Teams Matches at Alice Springs Golf Club. With recently crowned Australian Girls Amateur champion Ashley Ona in their ranks, the Queenslanders made a devastating opening to their campaign with a 5-0 morning win over Tasmania. Ona won 1-up against Tasmania s Sarah Johnstone but it was Christina Mew and Ali Orchard who recorded the biggest victories with 9&8 and 9&7 wins respectively. In the afternoon, the Queenslanders faced Victoria and were too good again, winning 4-1. Ona, Orchard and Jacki Marshall continued their winning form as Victoria s Breanna Elliott got one back for her state with a 1-up win over Christina Mew. Western Australia also made a solid start to the championship after consecutive wins on the opening day to sit just two matches behind Queensland. Wins to Minjee Lee, Angie Yang and Hayley Bettencourt were enough to give the WA team a narrow 3-2 victory over South Australia in the morning. In the afternoon, Western Australia had a comfortable 4-1 win over Tasmania to maintain second position on the leaderboard. Sarah Johnstone (TAS) bounced back from her morning loss to Ashley Ona to beat WA s Jayde Panos 2&1 but it was the only win for the Tasmanian team in the afternoon. New South Wales sit in third place after bouncing back from their morning loss to Victoria to beat South Australia 4-1 in the afternoon. Emma Ash (SA) defeated Srixon Australian Amateur champion Justine Lee (NSW) but Monica Jung, Nerida Gregory, Chantal Hodson and Jordana Keaton all won comfortably for NSW. Victoria sits in fourth place and one match behind NSW after the opening day. South Australia sits in seventh position after slipping from fourth after the morning rounds but Emma Ash s back-to-back wins were a highlight. Tasmania endured a tough day and sit in eighth place. The championship continues tomorrow with the third and fourth rounds.