NSW Men have won the 2012 Interstate Series 5.5 / 2.5
Pictured above in Back Row L-R: Jake Higginbottom (The Australian), Jordan Zunic (Bonnie Doon), Dimi Papadatos (Moore Park) - Captain, Ben Clementson (St Michaels), Brett Drewitt (Long Reef), Callan O'Reilly (Pennant Hills). Front Row L-R: Daniel Bringolf & Ricky Kato.
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FINAL: New South Wales v Tasmania
1. J.Higginbottom v R.McCarthy NSW won 2up
2. B.Drewitt v C.Crawford Match squared
3. D.Bringolf v A.Phillips NSW won 4&2
4. J.Zunic v N.Gatehouse NSW won 3&2
5. D.Papadatos v M.Schulze TAS won 5&4
6. R.Kato v J.Cassidy TAS won 3&2
7. B.Clementson v S.Rawlings NSW won 4&3
8. C.O'Reilly v M.Rose NSW won 1up
Pictured above L-R: Olivia Wilson (NSW) - Captain, Lauren Hibbert (Pennant Hills), Carly Beck (The Australian), Adriana Brent (The Lakes), Nerida Gregory (NSW) & Cathleen Santoso (The Lakes).
NSW women narrowly missed out on a place in the final yesterday, on a countback having won the same number of contests but one less individual match than eventual winners WA (who defeated Victoria 6-0 in the final). WA’s only loss in the competition was against NSW. Unfortunately, we also lost this morning in the Consolation final against Queensland 4-2, with Adrianna Brent and Carly Beck being winners on the final day. A highlight of the day (and the event) was Carly Beck’s hole in one today to win her match 3 & 1.
Day 4 (am)
Play has been temporarily suspended after Round 1 due to fog at both Royal Adelaide & West Lakes Golf Clubs.
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Day 3 wrap
The men’s NSW State team this morning had a hard fought win against defending champions Queensland 41/2-21/2 to move into the 2012 Men’s Interstate Series final. Midway through the back nine holes it was still anybody’s to win or lose but gutsy wins by Daniel Bringolf and Jake Higginbottom playing number 3 and 1 respectively and a squared match by no. 2 Brett Drewitt secured last year’s 5th placed getters into this year’s final.
Solid early wins by 2012 NSW Junior Team Captain Ricky Kato and 2012 Men’s Team Captain Dimi Papadatos helped the “Waratahs” secure their finals berth against the quiet achievers Tasmania tomorrow morning.
Coach Pullen commented that "the amazing fact about this year’s two finalist is that they battled off for 5th and 6th place in last year’s series. Quite an amazing turnaround in a short 8 month period for both teams!!!"
All eight NSW players will have to be at their very best to beat the players from the “apple isle” who last won a series in 1977.
* Click to read article NSW leads Interstate Series in Adelaide by Golf Grinder - May 3rd 2012
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Day 2 (pm)
Although beaten by Western Australia in the afternoon the team showed plenty of character in the match, as through 9 holes they only had one match up. Ricky Kato showed experience beyond his years to come back with a win on the last hole being 4 down with 6 to play. Ben Clementson also holed a 10 footer on the last hole which secured his win after his playing partner holed a 30 foot putt before him.
Coach Pullen said "the team completed a good pool recovery session in the evening. They are eager to turn the tables on Queensland in the next match after last year's defeat to secure their place in the final on Friday morning".
Day 2 (am)
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NSW's men have continued their winning ways defeating Victoria this morning 4/3. The win was highlighted by significant victories to Jake Higginbottom and Brett Drewitt, at positions 1 and 2. NSW now lead the event and play Western Australia this afternoon.
While the women were defeated by Victoria, they have the opportunity to get back into contention by defeating leaders Western Australia in the p.m. contest.
In the other matches, Tasmania are celebrating after their men and women both won against Queensland.
Day 1 (pm)
The NSW State Men's & Women's Teams are off to a winning start to the 2012 Interstate Series with wins against SA and Tasmania on day 1.
Deputy Chairman Golf NSW, Sue Fabian, was at West Lakes and commented that "The NSW team played well against South Australia in the morning, and in the afternoon again showed the overall strength of the whole team in defeating Tasmania, where, although the No. 1 and 2 matches were lost, 3 and 4 were comfortable wins; and the hard fought No. 5 match won on the last hole.
The course is challenging with very undulating greens and tight fairways, which penalise even a slightly wayward shot.
The NSW girls (picture below) are working hard at their pre-match preparation, and have a great team spirit."
Day 1 (am)
The NSW State Men's & Women's Teams are off to a winning start to the 2012 Interstate Series with wins against SA this morning.
The men won 4/3 with all matches going down the last hole. They play Tasmania this afternoon.
The women had a commanding win 4.5/0.5.
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State Men's & Women's Teams at Sydney Airport - 29/04/2012
Back Row L-R: Matt Green (Physiotherapist), Brett Drewitt, Ben Clementson, Daniel Bringolf, Jordan Zunic, Callan O'Reilly, Dimi Papadatos (Men's Captain), Les Browne (Manager) & Khan Pullen (Coach).
Front Row L-R: Dennise Hutton (Coach), Ricky Kato, Olivia Wilson (Women's Captain), Adriana Brent, Cathleen Santoso, Lauren Hibbert, Carly Beck, Nerida Gregory & Kim Burke (Manager).
30 April 2012
The NSW State Men's & Women's Teams left Sydney Airport on Sunday, 29th April to contest the Australian Interstate Teams Matches in Adelaide, SA from 1-4 May.
The Women play for the Gladys Hay Memorial Trophy at West Lakes Golf Club. The Men are at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club.
Both teams have been preparing well. They have just completed their second practice round. The team members are all in good spirits, confident and ready to go! The golf courses at Royal Adelaide and West Lakes are great layouts and in excellent condition.
Pictured below is the men's team completing a recovery session in their new 2XU gear.
After a couple of good practise sessions the teams are now back at Adelaide Shores to get ready for the opening ceremony.
Good luck to both our State Teams!!!