Qld bat­tles in In­ter­state Se­ries

Inside Golf - - Golf Queensland -

THE Boys’ and Girls’ In­ter­state Teams Matches were held in April prior to the Men’s and Women’s In­ter­state Teams Matches. The Aus­tralian Girls’ In­ter­state Teams Matches for the Burtta Cheney Cup saw reign­ing cham­pi­ons, Queens­land, ad­mit de­feat in an up­set fourth round against Vic­to­ria.

The Queens­land team in­cluded 2015 Aus­tralian Ladies Mas­ter Lead­ing Am­a­teur and Golf Australia Na­tional Squad mem­ber Re­becca Kay and 2014 Golf Queens­land Ju­nior Fe­male Am­a­teur of the Year Karis David­son. The girls were joined by Robyn Choi, Stacey White and Kate Law in the three­day round robin for­mat of com­pe­ti­tion.

Af­ter six ti­tle wins over the past eight years, in­clud­ing a more re­cent four-year win­ning streak, the Queens­land girls’ team went into play as strong favourites.

Yet, de­spite win­ning three out of four rounds dur­ing the week, the girls fin­ished com­pe­ti­tion in sec­ond place ahead of New South Wales and be­hind Vic­to­ria for the first time in years.

In the same week, the Queens­land State Boys’ Team played in the Aus­tralian In­ter­state Teams Matches to fin­ish in 5th place (20.5 matches won) at con­clu­sion of play.

The Queens­land boys’ team, 2014 Ju­nior Am­a­teur Golfer of the Year Doug Klein, Char­lie Pilon, Chris Park, Lawry Flynn, Louis Dobbe­laar and Steven Cox had four round wins over the seven-round tour­na­ment.

The boys’ team fin­ished be­hind cham­pi­onship win­ners Vic­to­ria, West­ern Australia (2nd), New South Wales (3rd) and South Australia (4th).

De­spite the teams re­sult, Queens­land’s Louis Dobbe­laar fin­ished un­de­feated in the se­ries which is an out­stand­ing ef­fort at just 13 years of age.

Later, in the Aus­tralian In­ter­state Teams Matches played in Mel­bourne, the men’s team went down to Vic­to­ria 5-3 in the fi­nal at Hunt­ing­dale Golf Club to place sec­ond with 26.5 match wins.

The men’s team, Tay­lor Macdon­ald, Cory Craw­ford, Jake Mcleod, Simon Vi­itakan­gas, Jack Sul­li­van, An­thony Quayle and Shae Wools-Cobb, won 26.5 matches through­out the tour­na­ment to place third over­all.

In the women’s com­pe­ti­tion, Queens­land’s state team fin­ished in third place af­ter de­feat­ing South Australia 3.5-2.5 in the first con­so­la­tion fi­nal at Royal Mel­bourne Golf Club.

The women’s team had won 15 matches through­out the tour­na­ment and fell be­hind win­ners Vic­to­ria and West­ern Australia.

L-R: Blake Proverbs, Tay­lor Macdon­ald, An­thony Quayle, Jack Sul­li­van,

Shae Wools-Cobb dur­ing the Men’s In­ter­state Fi­nal

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