Victoria, New South Wales to battle for Gladys Hay Cup

BY | Australian Ladies Amateur Tour | 2004 Gladys Hay Memorial Cup Interstate Series | Round Four | 16 Sep 2004
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After four days of intense competition, Victoria and New South Wales will go head-to-head on the final day to decide this year’s Gladys Hay Interstate Series.

Crucial to the title aspirations of several teams was the result between Victoria and Queensland. Another victory to the undefeated Victorian side would have almost guaranteed them the prize with one day to play. If success fell Queensland’s way, it would have placed them in a three-way tie for the championship. What ensued was a seven-match struggle that left both teams as they started – all square.

With the morning’s foursomes finishing one victory apiece, the afternoon session saw only Queensland’s Belinda Kerr and Victoria’s Alison Whitaker claim an outright win. Of the remaining three matches, all concluded with points shared. As a consequence, it leaves Queensland out of the running to regain the title they won two year ago, while Victoria must win or square their clash with New South Wales on the final day.

New South Wales moved up to six points for the event, one behind Victoria, after defeating Western Australia 4 matches to 3 in their fourth-round match. Although the defending champions lost three of the five singles matches, a clean sweep of the morning foursomes provided the buffer they required. Western Australia remain on two points, equal with Tasmania, after they lost to South Australia, who also join them with one win from four starts.

As mentioned, Victoria play New South Wales on the final day to decide the 2004 Gladys Hay winners. Only pride will be at stake in the remaining two matches, with Queensland playing South Australia and Western Australia up against Tasmania.

Source – WGA

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