Date: April 16, 2018
Author: Golf Australia

WA girls on the brink of victory

Western Australia will be crowned Australian Junior Girls Interstate champions tomorrow after finishing day two undefeated and taking an unassailable lead with one round remaining at Royal Perth Golf Club.

In amazing scenes, WA captain Maddison Hinson-Tolchard chipped in on the last hole to claim a famous victory against Queensland, sparking incredible scenes from the gallery.

The win tops off a stellar week for the 16-year-old after clinching the Australian Junior Championships last week before guiding her side to Interstate glory.

The home side have been dominant throughout the tournament, recording wins over Victoria and Queensland in sweltering conditions on Monday.

The morning session saw Victoria no match for the Sandgropers losing 0.5-4.5, with Kirsten Rudgeley remaining unbeaten throughout the entire tournament.

Rudgeley was in ominous form to defeat Linley Ooi 6&4, while Australian Junior Amateur winner Maddison Hinson Tolchard sunk a three-metre putt on the last to halve with Alizza Hetherington.

New South Wales got their first win of the campaign whitewashing the Composite side 5-0. Grace Kim and Stephanie Kyriacou led from the front to keep their side in contention.

Queensland were the other winners during the morning, beating South Australia 4-1.

The afternoon session was a titanic battle with Queensland taking it up to the previously unbeaten WA side.

Sarah Wilson and Cassie Porter looked in dangerous form leading Kathryn Norris and Hinson-Tolchard for much of the afternoon.

However, both games went down the 18th hole square.

Norris nailed an approach shot within a metre of the hole, with Wilson unable to be consistent down the last to go down.

The script couldn’t have been any better for Hinson-Tolchard. Queensland’s Porter found herself on the green in two, putting seven-metres to claim the tie.

The WA captain was off the back of the green, with her chip eventually falling softly into the hole, cueing wild celebrations.

New South Wales were too strong for South Australia 4.5-0.5, while Victoria narrowly defeated the Composite side 3-2.