It was an exciting start to the 2019 season of men’s division one pennant at the weekend as players and spectators welcomed the earlier March start date. The first fixture saw strong winds prove challenging at Royal Fremantle Golf Club.
Joondalup Resort and Country Club’s team were too strong for 2018 flag winners Mount Lawley Golf Club (MLGC) with a convincing win of 5-2. Josh Greer (JCC and member of WA state team) was narrowly defeated by recent winner of the 2019 Amateur Championships of WA, Azer Pehlic (MLGC). Connor McKinney (JCC) was victorious over Jordan Jung (MLGC and member of WA state team).
Royal Fremantle Golf Club demonstrated their merit having been promoted to division one by defeating Royal Perth Golf Club with a win on their home turf of 5-2. With two WA state representatives in their team of Hayden Hopewell and Brendon Allanby, RFGC will be strong contenders for a flag in 2019. Hopewell played well of the back of an impressive sixth place at the South Australian Amateur Classic.
Gosnells Golf Club secured a strong win of 5-2 over Mandurah Country Club. Historically, these clubs have experienced tight tussles.
Cottesloe Golf Club caused an upset by narrowly defeating 2018 flag runner’s up Lake Karrinyup Country Club, 4-3.
Following some unexpected results in round one, we can expect some interesting match-up’s next weekend as the competition moves to Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
Hartfield Country Club made a hot start in Division Two by defeating The Vines Resort and Country Club 6-1 on their home course.
Lakelands Country Club trail close behind in second place thanks to a commanding 5-2 victory over Melville Glades Golf Club.
WA Golf Club won a tight tussle over Bunbury Golf Club. WA Golf Club’s team was spearheaded by their two state representatives, Haydn Barron and Shane Feldman who both won their respective matches convincingly.
Rockingham Golf Club snuck over the line in their battle with Nedlands Golf Club, winning the last two matches of the day to snatch victory ensuring they took the maximum points from the first round.
Round two sees all teams make the trip down to Bunbury Golf Club for what should be a great round of golf in the South West.
All scores and results for Division 4–8 can be viewed here.