The sixth round of Division One Women’s Pennants was hosted by WA Golf Club in what can only be described as severe weather conditions. Players were buffeted by strong winds and had to deal with rain and cold temperatures on Sunday morning.
Despite hosting this week’s fixtures, WA Golf Club remains one contest clear on top of the leader board and hold a very strong position as the competition winds its way towards finals.
Mount Lawley’s contest with Lake Karrinyup shaped as being one of the most important fixtures of the season with both teams starting the round equal second.
Mount Lawley youngster Ruby Fry got her team off to a winning start with a strong 5&3 result. Lake Karrinyup responded and the contest was all square with three matches to play.
The class of Mount Lawley eventually shone through with Eve Cohen, Alison Coffey and Kirsten Rudgeley all recording wins to ensure Mount Lawley ran away with the points.
This result launches Mount Lawley into outright second place whilst Mount Lawley is now locked with Royal Perth on 6 points.
Royal Perth got the better of Royal Fremantle in the Western Australian golf version of a battle royale.
Charli Gwinnut got Royal Fremantle off to a great start, winning her match on the 20th hole. Royal Perth then went on a roll and won the next four matches to secure the contest in their favour.
Royal Perth faces Lake Karrinyup next week and they remain a mathematical chance of snagging a finals berth.
The final contest of the round saw Cottesloe up against Wanneroo. With the bye next week, this fixture was Wanneroo’s final chance to record a much-needed victory that could see them spared from relegation.
Cottesloe exploded from the gates to record strong victories in the first three matches. Wanneroo’s Natalja Brennan won her match 3&2 but it wasn’t enough to halt Cottesloe’s momentum who took a 5-2 victory.
Unfortunately, this loss resigns Wanneroo to last position on the ladder and relegation to Division Two in 2020.
The conditions enjoyed by Division One on Sunday looked positively balmy compared to the deluge of rain and severe winds that faced Divisions Two and Three.
The ladies from Royal Perth surged to second on the leader board thanks to a dominant 6-1 victory over WA Golf Club at a wet and waterlogged Nedlands GC.
Royal Perth’s Shelley Bell continued her impressive run of form and recorded a 2&1 win. Thahn Cawthorne was Yokine’s sole victor, recording a 2&1 victory.
Royal Perth is now in a very strong position and can jump to the top of the table next week with a win over bottom-placed Nedlands.
The Vines also enjoyed a 6-1 victory in their contest with Lake Karrinyup. If the Vines enjoy a big win against Mount Lawley next week then they remain an outside chance of making finals.
Melville Glades won a topsy turvy encounter against Mount Lawley. Both teams are now on 6 points, equal with Royal Perth and The Vines.
Next Monday looms as a dramatic day of golf with five teams all with a mathematical chance of playing finals.
Mandurah Golf Club has enjoyed a fourth straight victory, recording a dominant 6-1 result over Gosnells who were playing on their home track.
Kathryn Norris led the Mandurah women from the front and romped to a 5&4 win in her match in the top-seeded position. Jaedo Jun was the sole winner for Gosnells thanks to a 4&2 win in her match against Jan Walker.
Joondalup snuck over the line with a 4-3 win in their contest against Cottesloe.
All four Joondalup victories were extremely tight affairs. Two matches were decided on the 18th and two others went to the 20th and 21st holes.
Royal Fremantle enjoyed a 5-2 victory in their contest with Royal Perth. This loss leaves Royal Perth languishing at the bottom of the table.
It doesn’t get any easier for Royal Perth who must now face a dominant Mandurah in the final round of competition.