WA Golf Club has powered ahead to a strong four-point lead after five rounds in the Women’s Division One Pennant competition. The team confidently defeated Wanneroo Golf Club 5-2 at Cottesloe on Sunday, and no doubt would have been very pleased to notch up another win before their bye. Next week all teams head to Yokine for the second last round of the season.
WA Golf Club had strong wins from Claudia Pisano, Belinda Wilkinson, Alison Eather and the two Mardi’s, Evans and Freeman. With two rounds to go, it looks likely these ladies may be finals contenders.
Mount Lawley and Lake Karrinyup sit equally behind Yokine with an identical point score, wins and loss tally. Both teams were victorious in the fifth round, with Mount Lawley defeating Royal Perth 5-2, and Lake Karrinyup defeating Royal Fremantle 5-2.
These two equally strong teams will face each other for the first time in the next round. Rudgley, the number one seed for Mount Lawley will be a tough customer to beat, as will the consistency and experience of Lake Karrinyup’s Carmen Palframen in the middle order.
The team which lead the Division One points table after seven rounds will be awarded the right to host the Finals on Sunday, June 23rd. Mark that one in the diary for some top class golf viewing on offer.
WA Golf Club continue their stronghold on the competition leading the pack in Division Two. However, with a bye still ahead, there is no certainty of maintaining their position with only a two-point lead. They didn’t falter this week sailing through round five defeating Nedlands Golf Club 5-2.
Mount Lawley is hot on their heels after a confident win over Lake Karrinyup on Monday at Royal Perth 5-2. The sound past performance of the Mount Lawley team may put them in a strong position to defeat Melville Glades in Round Six, and follow with The Vines in Round Seven. If this rings true, the leaderboard will be in for a reshuffle over the next few weeks.
In Division Three Women’s Pennants Joondalup challenged the undefeated Mandurah Country Club, with four contests going to the 19th and 20th holes. The final result of a 7-0 win to Mandurah was not reflective of the closeness of this match. Number One ranked State Amateur Kathryn Norris was given a run for her money by Joondalup’s top seed Maddison Large taking the contest to the 20th hole.
Cottesloe sailed in for a comfortable win over Royal Fremantle 6-1, maintaining their equal second position on the ladder with Gosnells who were also able to secure a win over Royal Perth 4-3.
The Ladies’ will take a well-earned breather over the long weekend, with contests resuming on the 9th and 10th of June.