Qld battles in Interstate Series
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