Date: April 21, 2016
Author: Golf Queensland

Queensland teams runner-ups

2016 Golf Australia Junior Interstate Series has come to an end in Tasmania with both the Queensland boy’s and girl’s teams earning second place. 

Golf Queensland CEO Lindsay Ellis said although the Queensland teams were piped at the post, we are immensely proud of their performance.

“On behalf of Golf Queensland, we wish to congratulate joint boys’ champions Golf NSW and Golf SA, and girls’ champions Golf NSW on their victory. It was a fantastic display of golf with great interest shown from all over Australia,” Mr Ellis said.

“We must also congratulate Karis Davidson on her win in the Australian Girls’ Amateur last week and Rebecca Kay on her third place finish.”

The boys’ were favourites throughout the series after toppling South Australia (SA), Northern Territory, and the Australian Capital Territory only to put on hold by Western Australia.

The boys’ soldiered on defeating New South Wales (NSW) and Tasmania to face Victoria in the final round, contesting for a highly sought-after victory. With five states in contention on the final day, the series would inevitably belong to SA and NSW who were crowned joint winners after Queensland was taken down by Victoria 2-3, only a halved match away from victory.

The young maroon girls entered the final match unbeaten, with only NSW standing in the way of the first Queensland victory since 2014. The State of Origin challenge lived up to expectations with Edgar and Kay giving Queensland an early edge, only for NSW to fight back with the final match as the decider.

In a turn of events, 2015 Individual Amateur Champion Celina Yuan reigned over this year’s QLD champion Karis Davidson with NSW triumphing by a bruising 0.5 points to victory.

With 11 interstate series between Davidson, Kay and White, the girls are moving on from the junior ranks later this year leaving young guns Habgood, Edgar and Lewis to carry on the Queensland flag.

Chris Jimenez and Rhianna-Maree Lewis proved forces to be reckoned with remaining undefeated throughout the series. The Queensland Women’s and Men’s team are looking to go one better in May when the Australian Interstate Teams Matches kicks off at Royal Queensland Golf Club and Brisbane Golf Club. 

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