Lake Karrinyup are the only unbeaten team in this year’s Women’s Division One Pennants competition following a 6-1 win over early leaders Royal Perth at Cottesloe.
Last year’s Division Two champions Royal Perth had been in excellent form, having won their opening two matches, only to suffer a first defeat after making the step up for this season.
Lake Karrinyup were beaten in last year’s top-flight final and, after gaining a measure of revenge for that loss by beating champions Mount Lawley last week, they again proved they have the ability to go one better this time around.
The win moves them level on four points with Royal Perth and Mount Lawley, who have both played an extra round of matches.
Jenny Herbst completed a resounding win with a 2&1 victory over Chelsea Babbe in the top-ranked pairing while Cath Witherow’s 5&4 success was the biggest of the match.
Mount Lawley bounced back from their defeat to Lake Karrinyup a week earlier with a narrow 4-3 win against WA Golf Club.
The early players got the job done for the champions with Alison Coffey, Eve Cohen, Christine Rebolledo and Jenny Shanks triumphant.
Claudia Pisano and Alison Eather picked up wins for WA Golf Club against Kirsten Rudgeley and Alysha Ahnantakrishanan, who earlier in the week helped the WA Women’s State team to an impressive third-placed finish at the Interstate Series at Royal Fremantle.
Royal Fremantle secured their first win of the Division One season, 4-3 against Mandurah.
Saasha Callaghan and Isabell Utama claimed 8&6 victories while Mandurah’s Kathryn Norris won her battle against WA team-mate Abbie Teasdale 3&2.
Melville Glades are clear at the top of the Division Two ladder after making it three wins from three matches with a 6-1 success against Mount Lawley at Lake Karrinyup.
Wanneroo are, however, hot on their heels having won their two matches so far after overcoming Nedlands 5-2 with Judith Higgott’s 7&6 win the highlight.
Nedlands’ Cath Bellemore did claim a noteable win over WA captain Georgia Shears on the 18th hole.
The Vines, who reached the Division Two final last year, chalked up their first win when they defeated Royal Fremantle 4-3 after Brooke Price won her top-ranked match 6&5.
Royal Perth defeated Joondalup 6-1 to stay top of the Division Three ladder with a perfect record from three matches.
Last year’s finalists Gosnells are in second place thanks to a 5-2 win against WA Golf Club while Lakelands defeated Melville Glades when Leonie Green won her final pairing 2&1.
Royal Fremantle lead a group of three clubs with four points at the top of the Division Four table following their 7-0 whitewash of The Vines.
The other two clubs at the top, WA Golf Club and Mandurah, enjoyed differing fortunes.
WA Golf Club defeated Royal Perth 5-2 while Mandurah suffered their first loss of the season, 5-2 against Mount Lawley, who got a first notch in the wins column.
Royal Fremantle’s first win in Division Five was enough to move them to the top of the ladder as they saw off WA Golf Club 5-2.
Royal Fremantle had halved their opening two matches but a full bag of points this time allowed them to leapfrog Lake Karrinyup, who were not in action on their home course.
Nedlands and Wanneroo claimed first-up wins, and both by emphatic 6-1 scorelines, against Mount Lawley and Joondalup respectively.