Qld U18s Claim Overall Champion State!

by jgrey on October 3, 2022

Queenslanders have come out tops on home soil at the Australian Under-18 Championships held at Broadbeach on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1.

Boys singles, boys fours, girls pairs and girls triples formats hit the greens in some challenging weather conditions on Saturday, especially towards the end of the night when heavy rain descended on the usually sunny Gold Coast.

The Queensland juniors took out overall honours with strong performances from both girls’ and boys’ teams, with their girls’ side taking out their respective competition.

Girls Pairs

Queensland’s Stella Palmer collected her second gold medal of the weekend, teaming up with Chloe Runge to take out the girls pairs against South Australia’s Anda Panchawat and Kate Argent-Bowden, even though it was anyone’s game when the scores were even with just three more rounds to go. However, the Queenslanders took the victory.

Victoria’s Emilee Davies and Maya Rees claimed bronze, representing a Composite team.

Girls Pairs Gold: Chloe Runge & Stella Palmer def SA 19-11

Girls Triples

It was an all Queensland affair in the girls triples final, with Queensland taking on a Composite side of players from their own state.

With a point to prove, the Composite team of Holly Anderson, Sophie Allan & Kiera Powell beat their peers by four shots. NSW beat Tasmania to claim the bronze medal.

Girls Triples Gold: Sophie Allan, Keira Powell & Holly Anderson def Sophie Kiepe, Dekota Brindle & Corinne Stallan 16-12

Girls Fours

Girls Fours Gold: Sophie Kiepe, Dekota Brindle, Corinne Stallan & Stella Palmer def SA 16-9

Girls Singles

Chloe Runge finished fourth after losing Bronze medal play off to to SA 15-21

Boys Pairs

Oliver Corken & Kane Nelson won Boys Pairs Bronze after defeating WA 23-3

Boys Triples

Corey Marshall, Sam Collier and Wyatt Martin won Boys Triples Gold after defeating TAS 15-14 (Composite Team), while Jack Chirgwin, Todd Brain & Cody Gerick won Boys Triples Bronze after defeating SA 21-17

Boys Fours

Corey Marshall, A Wasley(WA), Sam Collier & Wyatt Martin lost Bronze Medal Fours to VIC 11-17

QLD won Overall Champion State and Best Performed Girls Team!