#IntSeries: Maroons ride high on Royal

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Queensland has left the big winner on the first day of the women's #IntSeries.

After a comfortable morning victory over host Tasmania at Royal Hobart, the Queenslanders took over the giant Victorians of New York and the world at their feet.

But the young Maroons were not discouraged and, led by the upcoming Cassie Porter, emphatically collapsed the Big V 4-1.

Remarkably after only two rounds, the victory left the Queenslanders alone on top of the ladder and with their destiny in their own hands during the hunt for Thursday's final.

Porter, 16, who recently defended her NT Amateur crown, was not the only one who pushed her state to a big win, with Issy Taylor, Lisa Edgar and the blazing hot Sarah Wilson who also triumphed.

But it was the Sunshine Coaster, who beat Australian representative Steph Bunque 2-up in the anchor competition, who proved that there was no weak link in Queensland's selection at any time.

"I am very happy with it", Porter beamed after having stopped a furious late rally from Victorian No.1 Bunque.

"I was very happy that I was able to fight a good fight. I was a little nervous to go against Steph, I am not going to lie because she is a very strong player and to win a victory against her I was very happy (because) she played great. "

Porter drilled three birdies and missed a tangible putt for another from hole 1-4 at Royal Hobart after starting on the 14th afternoon to open Bunhole, which made a furious late rally with three consecutive birdies of its own to force the quality match .

But by pushing for an eagle, Bunque had a brief self-determination over the par-five and eventually Porter's par was enough for a 2-up victory.

The shining light for Victoria was Alex Hilliard, who today won for the second time in a 7 & 6 clinic against Dee Russell. When their game ended, Hilliard was five under-through 12 holes.

In other contests, Western Australia and title favorite New South Wales bounced back after shocking morning losses to leave four of the pack chasing Queensland at 1-1 after day one.

WA won 4-1 against Tasmania, which received the first individual win from the impressive Mackenzie Wilson. It was a good return to the winners' circle for the young Sandgropers, who were shocked early in the day by South Australia, but fought nicely against Abbie Teasdale an impressive 5 & 4 winner over Sarah Johnstone in a clutch match.

The SA team pushed NSW hard in the afternoon, but the Blues were equal to the task and, riding Kelsey Bennett & # 39; s ominous 7 & 5, winning Sophie Hilditch, steadily winning 3.5-1.5 with the Mollymook ace four to and with 13 when their party ended

How it goes after day one of the Australian Interstate Series 2019.

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