Vic­to­ria sweep In­ter­state ti­tles

Inside Golf - - Interstate Series -

VIC­TO­RIA com­pleted an un­prece­dented clean sweep of state teams’ ti­tles last month, down­ing Queens­land 5-3 in the men’s fi­nal at Hunt­ing­dale.

A day af­ter win­ning the women’s cham­pi­onship at Royal Mel­bourne and less than a month af­ter win­ning the girls’ and boys’ tro­phies in South Australia, his­tory was made when Brett Co­letta sealed his No.3 match 3&1.

As the rest of the re­sults fell Vic­to­ria’s way, the party be­gan for the home teams with the women’s squad watch­ing in sup­port.

“It’s an awe­some feel­ing,” Ben Ec­cles said af­ter his match with Simon Vi­itakan­gas was halved, earn­ing the Vic­to­rian skip­per a medal as one of three un­beaten play­ers for the week with five wins and two halves.

“To have the girls and boys, then the women all win, we were re­ally keen to get the four up to­day and it couldn’t have worked out bet­ter.

“It’s a re­ally proud day for me, but mostly the state – to do that for the first time ever is al­most un­be­liev­able.

In the con­so­la­tion matches, New South Wales fin­ished third with a hard-fought 4.5-3.5 win over West­ern Australia. In the play­off for fifth, South Australia breezed past Tas­ma­nia 6-2 with An­to­nio Mur­daca win­ning the top match

against Greg Long­more 2&1. •

The vic­to­ri­ous Vics (cour­tesy Golf Australia)

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