Prospect Vale junior Ryan Thomas was the star performer of the Tasmanian boys team that contested the Australian interstate series at the Riverside Oaks course in Wollongong last week.
The 16-year-old team captain led from the front playing at the tough number one position, winning four matches from seven rounds.
He defeated the leading players from Queensland, Northern Territory, New South Wales and South Australia. Fellow Prospect Vale golfer James Fiddian in his first outing at this level played well for a win and two halved contests.
The team’s only victory came against Northern Territory and it finished in seventh place overall.
Western Australia won the series by defeating NSW on the final day of competition with Queensland runners up.
In the girls interstate series at Port Kembla Golf Club, Zahara Lemon and Hallie Maeburn participated as members of a composite team.
Lemon scored a win against Queensland and a half against Western Australia while Maeburn halved her match against South Australia. The composite team finished in 4th place with the series being won by NSW.
Northern women’s pennant resumes on Thursday with Launceston A to play Launceston B in division 1, Riverside to take on Mowbray and Prospect Vale have the bye. In division 2, Launceston host Greens Beach and Riverside face Mowbray. Prospect Vale have the bye.
Division 3 ladder leaders Riverside and Exeter meet will met, while Mowbray host Prospect Vale and Tam O’Shanter is at home against Launceston.
The men’s pennant continues on Sunday with Riverside hosting Launceston and Prospect Vale challenging Mowbray.
Launceston hold a two game margin over Mowbray.
Division 2 sees all four sides with two matches each and on Sunday Launceston will host Greens Beach and Prospect Vale plays George Town. Division 3 leaders Launceston will face Prospect Vale and second-placed Deloraine travel to Mowbray.
Riverside is undefeated in division 4 and can secure the pennant with a win over Prospect Vale.
Entry forms out for the inaugural Northern men’s B and C grade championships to be played over 18 holes at Longford on May 21 are now available at all clubs and on the Northern Golf website.