Victoria defeats SA in first mixed Interstate Teams final

Team Victoria has taken home the inaugural Australian Interstate Team Matches played as a mixed-gender event at Sorrento Golf Club in Victoria.

The Victorians won by a margin of 5½-2½ over traditional rivals South Australia leaving Western Australia and Queensland tied for third place with two wins, two ties and loss each.

Team Victoria celebrates their Interstate Teams Matches win Team Victoria celebrates their Interstate Teams Matches win (Credit: Golf Australia)

In the individual teams matches, Victoria won their fourth women’s title since 2013 while the South Australian men’s team got their hands on the trophy for the first time since defeating New South Wales at Peninsula Golf Club way back in 1983.

Western Australia and Victoria (3 points), Queensland and New South Wales (2.5 points) and Tasmania (0 points) rounded out the men’s leaderboard.

While for the women it was Western Australia and Queensland on 3 points followed by South Australia and New South Wales (2.5 points) and Tasmania again without a winning match all week.

“I’m super proud of them. We did super well the last two days. Everyone performed and I’m super proud of all the boys and girls who played this week,” said co-captain Andre Lautee, who earned a 1-up win over Jack Buchanan with a superb hole-out eagle at the last.

“We definitely believed going into the week that we could win. Obviously there were some strong teams but we always knew that we could do this.”

Individual Results – VIC vs SA Final

  • Toby Walker def. Charlie Nobbs – 4&3
  • Jasper Stubbs def. Kyle Hayter – 4&3
  • Konomi Matsumoto def. Amelia Whinney – 3&2
  • Amelia Harris def. Matilda Miels – 3&2
  • Keeley Marx lost to Caitlin Peirce – 2&1
  • Molly McLean lost to Raegan Denton – 19th Hole
  • Andre Lautee def. Jack Buchanan – 1up
  • Phoenix Campbell vs. Billy Cawthorne – Halved