NSW wins back to back Women's Interstate
BY Anthony Powter | Australian Ladies Amateur Tour | 2009 Australian Women's Interstate Teams Matches | Round Five | 26 Sep 2009
The New South Wales Women’s interstate team have made it two from two after winning the 2009 Interstate Series at the Peninsula Country Club in Victoria.
The defending title holders won four contests to narrowly beat South Australia with 3 1/2 contests and needed to win their final round match against Western Australia to secure the title.
New South Wales was able to dominate the morning singles matches against Western Australia, winning four the five rounds. Rebecca Flood won the top order match, 1-up, from Jessica Speechley, Justine Lee, the current Australian Amateur Champion, was too strong for Whitney Hillier winning their match, 2&1.
Playing as number 3 for New South Wales, Allyce Watkinson accounted for Stacey Shanahan, 3&2, whilst Western Australia’s, Jayde Panos won against Nerida Gregory, 4&3. Rebecca Blain for New South Wales won the fifth order match over Whitney Harvey, 2&1, to set the team up for their second successive title with needed only one from the three afternoon foursome matches.
The afternoon foursome matches resulted in Western Australia winning two from three matches, but when the top order of Rebecca Flood & Justine Lee defeated Whitney Hillier & Jessica Speechley, 2&1, for a total of five matches to three, the Interstate Team Series again fell into the hands of New South Wales, whilst Western Australia would finish a creditable 3rd.
South Australia accounted for Queensland, 5 1/2 to 2 1/2, whilst Victoria won easily against Tasmania, 6 1/2 to 1 1/2.
Victoria with 2 1/2 wins finished in 4th position, half a match in front of Queensland, whilst Tasmania ended the series in sixth position.
Other notable singles results from the final round included Stacey Keating’s 1-up victory over Ashlee Dewhurst, South Australia’s Ebony Heard accounted for Queensland’s Ashley Ona, 3&2, whilst South Australia’s Sarah King defeated Bree Arthur, 1-up.