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Interstate Teams Matches begin without Australia's female stars

Karis Davidson disappointing she can't be in Perth (Photo: Bruce Young)
The Australian Men’s and Women’s Interstate Teams Matches begin in Perth on Tuesday at the Melville Glades Golf Club (Men) and the Royal Fremantle Golf Club (Women) with NSW defending the men’s title while Queensland are the carry over champions in the women’s event.

The women’s championship brings together all six states of Australia while for the men they have the additional team from the Northern Territory. The men have eight players per side, the women six.

Both events are played in a round robin format until the final of Men is played on Friday afternoon and the Women on Thursday afternoon.

With the unfortunate clash of the Queen Sirikit Cup being held in China this week, three of Australia’s leading female amateurs will be flying their national flag rather than that of their state, a rather bizzare scheduling issue given the importance of the time-honoured Interstate Matches.

Those players are Karis Davidson, Rebecca Kay and Alizza Hetherington.

The list of leading Australian ranked women who are involved however include Victorian Montana Strauss, Queensland’s Dee Russell and Gennai Goodwin and West Australian Kathy Norris and Victoria’s Konomi Matsumoto.

The men are essentially at full strength with West Australians Minwoo Lee and Kiran Day, Queenslanders Charlie Dann and Shae Wools-Cobb, NSW’s Kevin Yuan, Dylan Perry, Josh Armstrong, Travis Smyth and Harrison Endycott and Victorians Zach Murray and David Muchelezzi some of the leading Australians in the field.

Harrison Endycott - leading world ranked player in Perth

Dann and Wools-Cobb played a OneAsia and Korean Tour event in Seoul last week Wools-Cobb doing well to make the weekend before struggling over his final two rounds.

Harrison Endycott and Charlie Dann are the two leading world ranked players in the men’s field while for the women the strength of the event is depleted by the absence of Davidson, Kay and Hetherington.

Queensland defend the title they won at Royal Queensland last year while NSW will look to back up after their victory at the Brisbane Golf Club last year.

 

   Harrison Endycott interviewed last year

 

 

 

 

   

 

  

Bruce Young
About The Author : Bruce Young

A multi-award winning golf journalist, Bruce's extensive knowledge of and background in the game of golf comes from several years caddying the tournament circuits of the world, marketing a successful golf course design company and as one of Australia's leading golf journalists and commentators.

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