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Queensland wins back-to-back Australian foursome championship

As Queensland golfer Aaron Wilkins paints door frames for a living, he dreams about making it as a professional golfer and one day joining Adam Scott at the US Masters at Augusta National.

Wilkins, 21, teamed up with fellow Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) golfer Taylor Macdonald to win their second consecutive Australian foursome championship at Federal Golf Club on Sunday.

It's a warm-up for the Australian men's interstate matches, where Queensland are also looking to go back-to-back after claiming the title in Tasmania last year.

As a member of the QAS, Wilkins spends half his week working on his golf and the other half working for his father's door-frame company.

But the world's No.120 amateur golfer dreams of "turning pro in the next year or two".

"I just do a bit of painting and yard work really," the Queensland team captain said.


"It's not what I want to be doing for the rest of my life.

"It's very big motivation every time I'm at work. I'd rather be out their practising rather than working."

Wilkins and Macdonald went eight under and five under in their two rounds on Sunday to finish seven shots clear of two Victorian pairs.

In the women's event at Gungahlin Lakes, world No.1 amateur Minjee Lee teamed up with fellow West Australian to tie with NSW duo Doey Choi and Shelly Shin, both at three-over for two rounds.