Golf: Penrhos College’s Maddison-Hinson Tolchard leads WA to Australian Interstate Championship


WA are the Australian Girls’ Interstate Golf Champions again.
WA are the Australian Girls’ Interstate Golf Champions again.

THE WA girl’s team last week won the Australian Interstate Golf Championships.

Led by Penrhos College student Maddison-Hinson Tolchard it is the first victory for the Sandgropers since 2005.

Yeah-Jin Lee, Kirsten Rudgeley and Kathryn Norris only tasted defeat once throughout their five matches, with Abbie Teasdale and Eve Cohen showing consistency all week.

The last day of the series became somewhat of a formality, with WA having already sealed the title a day earlier after a crushing 4-1 win over Queensland.

New South Wales put in a solid performance to knock off the champions 4.5-0.5 on the final day, meaning the travelling side finished second by just 0.5 points.

Queensland and South Australia finished the other victors on the morning, with Queensland rounding out the top three.

Coach KerrodGray said he was thrilled and put the performance down to having a very cohesive group of girls in the team.

“(The girls) really bonded as a team and each was equally as instrumental in all of our victories,” he said.

“We did a lot of hard work around the greens which really helped us in the tough stages of the tournament.”

Capping off her stellar week, Tolchard took our the Interstate and Junior Amateur crown.

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