Western Australia will contest for its third Women’s Interstate Series title in four years when it takes on New South Wales tomorrow at Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club in Canberra.
The WA squad will enter the final with confidence after defeating NSW 3.5-1.5 earlier today in a tightly contested final round.
WA scraped into the final by the narrowest of margins, thanks to a spirited 5-0 win for Queensland against South Australia.
Queensland, equal in the table with WA on points at the start of the round, threatened to pull level in the matches differential with WA thanks to their resounding victory, but WA remained in second place with a half match buffer in the standings.
Wins to Minjee Lee, Hayley Bettencourt and Alyssa Keir highlighted WA’s Round 5 victory, as Hira Naveed halved her match with Celina Yuan.
Despite finishing behind NSW in the overall standings, WA will go into the match as favourites, boasting three of Australia’s top five Women’s golfers in their lineup.
NSW’s number 1 seed at the Interstate Series, Shelly Shin, is ranked Number 7 in the country.
WA’s Men’s squad secured a sweep of NSW this morning, with a resounding 5-2 victory. In a replay of the WA Amateur Final, Curtis Luck, who had won all four of his previous matches as number 1, fell to Cameron Davis.
Wins to Jarryd Felton, Min Woo Lee, Kiran Day, Ben Ferguson and Michael Montgomery secured the victory.
Royal Perth’s Kiran Day went through the event undefeated, winning three matches and halving two.
The Men’s squad will play Tasmania tomorrow in a contest for 5th spot.