Date: August 08, 2011

SA announce state teams for Interstate Matches

The 2011 South Australian Men&aposs & Women&aposs Interstate sides following the final Vardon event at The Grange Golf Club, Sunday 7 August Golf SA have announced their state sides to contest this year&aposs Interstate Team&aposs Matches in Perth. Jarrad Roxby (Flagstaff Hill) and Sarah King (Royal Adelaide) will captain the respective men&aposs and women&aposs teams, both of whom retain a nucleus of experience from last year&aposs senior Interstate Matches in Brisbane. Roxby, who earlier this year regained his amateur status after a short stint in the professional ranks, is not short on state representative experience, having captained the South Australian side in the 2007 Interstate Matches in Tasmania. The majority of the Men&aposs side remains unchanged, with Chris Brown, Tom Bond, Alex Hendrick, Anthony Murdaca (The Grange), Brad Moules (Royal Adelaide) and Chris Austin (Tea Tree Gully) all returning to the team. The solitary debutante in the men&aposs side is Sam Masters (The Grange). In the women&aposs side, 2011 SA Women&aposs Amateur champion Sarah King (Royal Adelaide) is joined by Royal Adelaide Pennant winning team mates Caitlin Roberts and Megan Bleeze, with Kooyonga players Amy Zhou and Emma Ash and Mount Osmond&aposs Rachel Taylor making up the rest of the side. While King, Ash and Roberts return from last year&aposs Interstate Series campaign in Brisbane, Bleeze, Zhou and Taylor are making their senior state debuts. Zhou and Taylor will also benefit from the experience of having represented the State Girl&aposs side in Newcastle in April. The full Men&aposs & Women&aposs representative squads are as follows: Men * Jarrad Roxby – (Capt – Flagstaff Hill) * Brad Moules – (Royal Adelaide) * Chris Brown – (The Grange) * Tom Bond – (The Grange) * Chris Austin – (Tea Tree Gully) * Alex Hendrick – (The Grange) * Sam Masters – (The Grange) * Anthony Murdaca – (The Grange) * Robert Crosby – (Team Manager) Women * Sarah King – (Capt – Royal Adelaide) * Emma Ash – (Kooyonga) * Caitlin Roberts – (Royal Adelaide) * Rachel Taylor – (Mount Osmond) * Amy Zhou – (Kooyonga) * Megan Bleeze – (Royal Adelaide) * Deb Christie – (Team Manager) The 2011 Interstate Series will be played from Tuesday 13 September to Friday 16 September, with the Men&aposs series being played at Royal Perth Golf Club and the Women&aposs Series being played at The Western Australian Golf Club. This year&aposs Interstate series will undergo a change of format, with team&aposs playing a round robin match-play series over the first three days of the competition. The top two sides after the round-robin matches contest both a foursomes and singles matches final, with a first consolation final being played under the same format by sides qualifying third and forth, and a second consolation final for teams qualifying fifth and sixth. For more details on the 2011 Australian Men&aposs and Women&aposs Interstate Teams Matches, click on the following links to visit the Golf Australia website. Australian Women&aposs Interstate Team Series Australian Men&aposs Interstate Teams Series