Date: September 16, 2011

Winning smiles at the Interstate Series

AUSTRALIAN MEN S INTERSTATE TEAMS MATCHES, Royal Perth Golf Club, Singles Final Australian Men&aposs Interstate – Final Scores Queensland successfully defended their title with victory at the Australian Men’sInterstate Teams Matches at Royal Perth Golf Club. Led by the undefeated Tim Hart (Indooroopilly), the Queenslanders defeated Victoria 7 to 4 to lift the trophy. Hart, Daniel Nisbet (Caboolture) and Cameron Smith (Royal Queensland) were again among the Queensland winners in the singles section of the final. Queensland Team Manager Don Palmer said it was fantastic to achieve back to back victories. When we won last year it was on home turf so to win here, I guess there s a hope but not quite the same expectation. Every single player contributed and Tim Hart certainly distinguished himself as one of two undefeated players for the week, Palmer said. With Victoria in second place, third went to Western Australia who narrowly beat South Australia 6 to 5 in the first consolation final for third and fourth place. In the second consolation final between New South Wales and Tasmania, the New South Welshmen prevailed 8-4 to finish in fifth place ahead of Tasmania. South Australia s Jarrad Roxby (Flagstaff Hill) was the only other undefeated player. AUSTRALIAN WOMEN S INTERSTATE TEAMS MATCHES (for the Gladys Hay Memorial Cup), The Western Australian Golf Club, Singles Final Australian Women&aposs Interstate – Final Scores Local favourites Western Australia made home town advantage count to win the Gladys Hay Memorial Cup at the Australian Women’s Interstate Teams Matches at The Western Australian Golf Club at Yokine. Needing to win just two matches against New South Wales today, Minjee Lee (Royal Fremantle), Jessica Speechley (Lake Karrinyup) and the undefeated Whitney Hillier (Joondalup) all won to guarantee the victory and their first in the championship since 2005. Western Australia Team Manager Fiza Errington said she was thrilled with the win. It feels fantastic to win and to do so on the home course is a double bonus, Errington said. We ve been preparing for months for this and playing the course and a lot of work has gone in behind the scenes, she added. New South Wales finished a valiant second. Victoria finished in third place after defeating Queensland 6-3 in the first consolation final. In the battle for fifth and sixth places, South Australia defeated Tasmania 7-2 to claim fifth.