After seven rounds of intense and intriguing golf, the 2019 Men’s Pennant season will come to a close at Lake Karrinyup Country Club this Sunday, May 26.
The race to the finals was incredibly tight across all the top three divisions and the finalists have well and truly earnt their spot.
After leading Division One for most of the season, Cottesloe Golf Club stumbled in their final regular season fixture to drop to second on the ladder. This falter allowed Lake Karrinyup Country Club to swoop in and claim top spot on the table as well as the right to host the 36-hole final.
2019 will be the third consecutive finals appearance for Lake Karrinyup. The club claimed the 2017 title in their first season of promotion from Division Two and narrowly lost out to Mount Lawley GC last year.
Joe Owen has had a fantastic season and is yet to drop a single match playing as Lake Karrinyup’s top seed. Owen continued his strong form by claiming low amateur honours at the Cottesloe Open this past weekend. If the Pennant final comes down to the last match, then Joe Owen is well poised to give Lake Karrinyup the victory.
Cottesloe’s middle order has played good consistent golf all year and will need to be on song next weekend. The Patterson family have formed the core of the Cottesloe team over the past few weeks and they’ll play an important role in the final.
Patriarch, Paul Patterson has been a consistent performer all year long and his sons, Jack and Thomas have both played well alongside him.
Lake Karrinyup and Cottesloe first faced off in round one of the season, way back in March. Cottesloe won a tight battle 4-3 with one match extending to the 22nd hole.
It will be a fascinating battle on Sunday that could go all the way down to the wire. Both sides have had impressive seasons and are evenly matched. Lake Karrinyup’s home course advantage could prove to be pivotal in splitting these two sides.
Hartfield Golf Club has been the dominant performers all season long in Division Two. Consistent across the board, Hartfield will be feeling confident as they head into the final.
On paper, WA Golf Club has a more impressive line-up. Haydn Barron is one of the best golfers in the state and will be looking to continue his fantastic form from the recent Interstate series in Hobart.
Shane Feldman is another state representative from Yokine and the team will be looking for a strong result from him on Sunday.
Hartfield claimed a tight victory over Yokine when the two teams met in round three. Two matches on that day were decided on the 18th and this forecasts a tight battle between the two sides.
Hartfield will want to get some early points on the board to try and nullify the impact of Feldman and Barron.
Sea View dominated the competition in Division Three and went through the regular season undefeated, only dropping 11 matches along the way.
Meadow Springs emerged as the best of the rest and will have a tough task trying to overcome a strong Sea View team in the final.
The two teams met only a few weeks ago in their contest at Sun City Country Club. Sea View took a 5-2 victory on this occasion. However, two matches were won on the 18th hole and the contest was a lot tighter than the scoreline showed.
Sea View will head into the final feeling confident having not lost a match all season, but they should be wary of a Meadow Springs team that will be looking to knock them off their perch.
Lake Karrinyup vs Cottesloe at Lake Karrinyup Country Club 1st Tee 7:45 AM: 12:15 PM
Hartfield vs WA Golf Club at Lake Karrinyup Country Club 10th Tee 7:45 AM: 12:15 PM
Sea View vs Meadow Springs at Lake Karrinyup Country Club 14th Tee 7:45 AM: 12:15 PM
Joondalup vs Hartfield at Lakelands Country Club 11:00 AM 1st Tee (18 Holes)
WA Golf Club vs Royal Fremantle at Lakelands Country Club 11:00 AM 10th Tee (18 Holes)
Chequers vs Hartfield at Lakelands Country Club 11:45 AM 1st Tee (18 Holes)
Chequers vs Gosnells at Royal Fremantle Golf Club 7:30 AM 1st Tee (18 Holes)
WA Golf Club vs Lakelands at Royal Fremantle Golf Club 7:30 AM 10th Tee (18 Holes)