Date: May 16, 2007

Queensland seizes control of Interstate Teams Matches

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORING Queensland has taken the outright lead after remaining undefeated through the opening two days of the 2007 Australian Women&aposs Interstate Teams Matches, at Barwon Heads Golf Club, Victoria. In fickle weather, Queensland defeated the highly-fancied Victorian team 4 matches to 2 in their second round encounter. The contest was all square following the morning s foursomes, however Queensland proved too strong in the singles matches, winning three and squaring one. After defeating the Australian Amateur Champion yesterday, Cecilia Nha (Qld) continued her impressive form with a convincing 6 and 5 win over National Squad member Kate Combes (Vic). But the match of the day was between the National Squad pairing of Emma Bennett (Vic) and Bree Arthur (Qld). After going neck-and-neck through the day Bennett nearly claimed the match with an ace on the final hole, but the ball stopped an inch from the cup and the Victorian had to be satisfied with a half. New South Wales sits behind Victoria in equal-third place with defending champions South Australia after defeating Western Australia 5 matches to 2. Kristie Smith (WA) holed a 55-foot putt on the final hole of her singles match to defeat Frances Bondad (NSW) 1up but the West Australian&aposs team mates were unable to overcome their opponents in the remaining four singles matches. South Australia defeated Tasmania 5 matches to 1 with the Apple Isle&aposs sole win coming thanks to Jessica Oakes. Despite this minor slip-up the defending champions came through in the end with a four-point victory. Round three commences tomorrow with the contest of the day undoubtedly Victoria v New South Wales. Foursome matches commence 8am and singles matches commence at 12.30pm (AEST). Round 2 Results Australian Women’s Interstate Teams Matches Barwon Heads Golf Club, Victoria South Australia defeated Tasmania 5 matches to 1 Foursomes Stephanie Na & Samantha Holt (SA) defeated Laurie Chew & Jessica Oakes (Tas) 5/4 Ebony Heard & Jovanna Bozanic (SA) all square with Sarah Griffiths & Abby Gibbins (Tas) Singles Stephanie Na (SA) defeated Laurie Chew (Tas) 2/1 Samantha Holt (SA) defeated Sarah Griffiths (Tas) 6/5 Ebony Heard (SA) defeated Abbey Gibbins (Tas) 7/6 Louise Glennon (SA) lost to Jessica Oakes (Tas) 1up Jovanna Bozanic (SA) defeated Sarah Johnstone (Tas) 3/2 Queensland defeated Victoria 4 Matches 2 Foursomes Bree Arthur & Courtney Massey (Qld) lost to Kate Combes & Stacey Keating (Vic) 2/1 Sheree Hasson & Cecilia Nha (Qld) defeated Clare Choi & Jody Fleming (Vic) 5/3 Singles Bree Arthur (Qld) squared with Emma Bennett (Vic) Cecilia Nha (Qld) defeated Kate Combes (Vic) 6/5 Courtney Massey (Qld) defeated Stacey Keating (Vic) 3/1 Sheree Hasson (Qld) defeated Grace Lennon (Vic) 5/4 Maggie Yuan (Qld) lost to Clare Choi ( Vic) 3/2 New South Wales defeated Western Australia 5 Matches to 2 Foursomes Frances Bondad & Helen Oh (NSW) defeated Rochelle Miles & Stacey Shanahan (WA) 1 up Rebecca Flood & Sunny Park (NSW) lost to Kristie Smith & Whitney Hillier (WA) 3/2 Singles Frances Bondad (NSW) lost to Kristie Smith (WA) 1 up Helen Oh (NSW) defeated Rochelle Miles (WA) 4/3 Julia Boland (NSW) defeated Whitney Hillier (WA) 3/1 Rebecca Flood (NSW) defeated Tricia Borgward (WA) 3/2 Emma de Groot (NSW) defeated Stacey Shanahan (WA) 2/1 STANDINGS – Day 2 Queensland 4 points (8 matches won) Victoria 2 points (9 matches won) New South Wales 2 points (8 matches won) South Australia 2 points (8 matches won) Western Australia 2 points (6 matches won) Tasmania 0 points (1 matches won)