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Men make it a Victorian double at Interstate Teams Matches

The victorious Victorians (Photo: Golf Australia)
The Victorian men’s side has today made it a double for Victorian golf with victory at the Men’s Interstate Teams Matches at Melville Glades Golf Club in Perth.

Following on from the success of their female counterparts in yesterday’s women’s final, the men’s side accounted for defending champions, NSW, by the narrow margin of 4½ to 3½ and as had been the case yesterday the result was in doubt until very late on the final day.  

Victoria took on the defending champions, NSW, after defeating Tasmania in this morning’s final round of round robin thus securing their berth in what would be a thrilling encounter.

The Victorians took 4 up lead when the first four matches went their way but the tide turned when NSW’s Kevin Yuan defeated Kyle Michel before Harrison Endycott and Travis Smyth appeared to have the edge in their matches.

The outcome would therefore come down to the tight battle between Dylan Perry and Cameron John in the third to last match-up.

Perry was 1 up heading to the final hole and with both Endycott and Smyth behind them on the golf course but ahead in their matches, a win by Perry would likely secure the trophy for the NSW side as defending champions.

Perry, though, would miss a short five-footer at the final hole, a putt that was effectively to retain the title but when John holed a short birdie putt he had won the hole and halved the match for the Victorians to win by a point.

Queensland defeated South Australian in the final of the round robin matches to finish alone in 3rd position with Western Australia 4th.

 

 

Bruce Young
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