Mount Lawley completes three-peat

25th Jun 2018

They say good things come in threes and for the Mount Lawley Division One Women’s side – their third straight pennant title is a testament to that.

The dynasty created by the powerful side rolled on during Sunday’s Division One Final at Mandurah Country Club, with the 4-3 victory full of thrilling drama right down to the last putt.

In a fixture fit for any final, it was left to the number one match between Alison Coffey and Yeah-Jin Lee to decide the pennant victor – with the pair all square down the 16th hole.

Coffey won the 17th before showing the utmost class on the 18th, pitching her six-iron to within three-foot of the hole, from there the match was hers.

Despite missing the putt she couldn’t be beaten, sparking terrific scenes from the Mount Lawley faithful.

However, the final hole only tells half the story.

Royal Perth looked on track to record their first division one pennant victory in 15 years, with Lee and Brooke Price holding early advantages.

Mount Lawley’s Vanessa Benci was clinical in her 4&2 win over Leith Elliott, however Dawn Nosworthy struck right back to level at 1-1.

Danielle Dunn proved too strong for a young Erina Tan 2up, while Alison Chang showed confidence beyond her years to record a vital victory over Tracy Kudelka.

Alysha Ahnantakrishnan and Minke Terblanche played out one of the games of the day with no player having more than a 2-hole lead throughout the contest.

Ahnantakrishnan secured the win required for Mount Lawley, while Price finished her win off against Eve Cohen.

With the scores locked at 3-3 it was down to the final match of the day.

Despite being 4-down through nine holes, Alison Coffey never gave up.

In the end her 1up win was the deciding factor in a gripping finish to the pennant season.

The benchmark has once again been lifted by the dominant Mount Lawley Golf Club.