Date: January 16, 2007
Author: Alistair Hogg

Victoria powers home

By Alistair Hogg Victoria has completed a spectacular team match play clean sweep after beating South Australia by one on the final day of competition at Ulverstone GC, Tasmania. Just one day after capturing the Burtta Cheney Cup for the first time in over 20 years, Victoria came out determined to run riot and did exactly that thanks to wins from Courtney Gay and Rachel Korevaar who&aposs victory yesterday ensured Victoria would reclaim the cup. Grace Lennon and Stephanie Na got proceedings underway from the tenth tee, but couldn&apost be separated after their round. South Australia then took the ascendancy as Samantha Holt proved too good for Elissa Orr with a one-up victory. Laura Griffin put the Vics back on track as she accounted for Jovanna Bozanic but Emma Ash came out firing for the South Australians, levelling the match with her two-up win over Sarah Holmes. It was then up to Gay and Korevaar who performed strongly under pressure as they steered Victoria to a one-point victory, giving their state a clean sweep and bringing the trophy home for the first time since 1984. In other matches, New South Wales whitewashed Tasmania 6-0 and nothing could split Queensland and Western Australia who finished even at three apiece. Queensland held a two-point lead heading in to the final two pairings, but Raychel Ray and Aimee Woosman performed well under pressure to salvage a half for their state and carry New South Wales to the runner-up position. Click here to view a round five scoreboard Click here to view the final standings