10 Mar 2022 | Amateur golf |
Australian Interstate and Junior Interstate back with new look
by Golf Australia
Australia’s premier amateur team championships, the Australian Interstate and Junior Interstate Teams Matches, are back in 2022 with a new look and feel.
Following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, both events make their exciting returns and will be played in a mixed gender format for the first time.
Four males and four females make up the eight-person teams and teams will play each other once in the traditional round-robin team match play format.
The champion for the Australian Interstate will be the winner of the final between the top two teams following the round-robin contests, while the Australian Junior Interstate winner will be the team on top of the ladder at the end of the round-robin contests.
Respecting the history of the events, teams will also compete for separate men’s and women’s, and boys’ and girls’ trophies.
Golf Australia’s general manager, events & operations, Therese Magdulski said, “this is such an exciting time for Australia to be leading the way in showcasing both males and females at the same venue, at the same time in our premier team competitions.
“It is a powerful message about golf’s inclusivity, and we can’t wait to see the head-to-head state rivalry play out.”
The Australian Interstate Teams Matches will be played from 10-12 May on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria at Sorrento Golf Club. Host of the 2002 Vic Open, Sorrento is located 90-miuntes from Melbourne and boasts immaculate, undulating fairways and manicured green complexes. While it’s not a particularly long course, the challenging layout will provide a good test of course management for all players.
Teams will be announced in mid-April.
The Australian Junior Interstate Teams Matches will be played at Mount Osmond Golf Club in South Australia from 11-14 April. Located 15 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, Mount Osmond is perched in the foothills of Adelaide with a beautiful overlook of the city, Mount Lofty ranges and coastline. Mount Osmond has successfully hosted the South Australian Amateur in 2020 and 2021, the perfect lead-in to the club’s first staging of a national championship.
Junior representative teams are as follows:
ACT – Madison Hood, Emily Mollard, Matilda Sullings, Amber Tilley, Noah Bricknell, Hunter Caldwell, Nathan White & Harry Whitelock.
NSW – Rachel Lee, Charlotte Perkins, Ella Scaysbrook, Lara Thomsen, Jye Halls, Jeffrey Guan, Will Moody & Joshua Todd.
QLD – Kate McFarlane, Summer Sadler, Ilani Short, Shyla Singh, Billy Dowling, Taj Egea, Kai Komulainen & Harry Takis.
SA – Raegan Denton, Jaime Hards, Imogen Jessen, Seoyoung (Katie) Seol, Charlie Nobbs, Kade Bryant, Joshua Grundel & Nicholas Siegmund.
TAS – Hunter Gillard, Eli Monaghan, Isaac Roberts, Lachlan White. *Note: TAS fielding a boys’ team only.
VIC – Louise Baliton, Amelia Harris, Molly McLean, Jazy Roberts, Max Fedmowski, Bailey Goodall, Michael Song & Rupert Toomey.
WA – Celine Chen, Sheridan Clancy, Jorja Hinson Tolchard, Amie Phobubpa, Joe Buttress, Riley Gott, Ollie Marsh & Alex Maxwell.
For further information:
Australian Junior Interstate Teams Matches - https://www.golf.org.au/events#/competition/3064646/info
Australian Interstate Teams Matches - https://www.golf.org.au/events#/competition/3064648/info
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