The South Australian women’s team have finished fifth at the 2016 Australian Women’s Interstate Series played at the Royal Queensland Golf Club.
The Team Coached by Jamie Clutterham, PGA Pro at North Adelaide was lead by Captain Cassidy Evreniadis (The Grange) and included previously capped players Ella Adams (The Grange), Elysia Yap (Glenelg) and Jin-Young Yun (The Grange).
New into the team this year, were Charley Jacobs (Ardrossan) and Sarah Crocker (Glenelg).
The women faced Tasmania in round one and squared the contest 2.5-2.5 with wins to Crocker 4&3, Young 5&3 and a half to Yap.
In round two SA pushed eventual champions Queensland all the way despite the 4-1 scoreline. SA was right in the mix in three matches with Crocker and Yap halving and Evreniadis losing by the narrowest of margins 1 down. It was a fine effort by the SA girls to push the Queenslanders.
Team Manager Tamie Durdin was wrapped with the first days efforts “everyone should be proud of these girls today! We had a solid result this morning against Tassie. The afternoon match against QLD could have gone either way with a bit of luck. The girls pushed a very strong QLD team all the way and made them earn it! I’m super proud of their effort today.”
— Golf South Australia (@GolfSouthAus) May 10, 2016
In round three, on day two the Victorian’s jumped out of the blocks against SA and our girls were never really in the hunt. 4&3 was the closest score line in the 5-0 defeat.
NSW proved too strong in round four defeating SA 4-1. SA’s win came courtesy of number two Ella Adams 3&2.
— Golf South Australia (@GolfSouthAus) May 11, 2016
Heading into the final round against WA the girls sat at the foot of the ladder one game behind Tasmania and needed a few individual wins to push up into 5thplace.
Sarah Crocker won her match 5&3 and with Jin Yun-Young winning 1up the SA Team leapfrogged the Tasmanians who fell to QLD 4.5 – 0.5.
All in all the team acquitted themselves extremely well during the series. With three players under the age of 16 in the side the SA team should continue to improve and work its way up the ladder in future years.
View the final scores > here