Mount Lawley win fourth consecutive Div One Pennant

24th Jun 2019

Division One Women’s Pennant Final

Mount Lawley Golf Club has capped off a phenomenal day for the club by surging to a fourth consecutive Division One Pennant win. The success of the Mount Lawley women was sweetened when former pennant player, Hannah Green capped off a magnificent Sunday with her first major, the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

We won’t be surprised if fireworks are being launched from the clubhouse rooftop after the success of Hannah Green and this wonderful group of women.

Despite remaining undefeated in the regular season, WA Golf Club faltered at the hands of Mount Lawley who took a 4.5-2.5 victory.

Stand out performances for Mount Lawley came from youngster Ruby Fry, who maintained a steady lead in the contest against Jane Walton, winning 4&2, and Alison Coffey who confidently defeated Janine Northrop 5&4.

Youngster Valarie Khuu, with her Dad on the bag, fought hard to the 18th defeating WAGC’s Alison Eather 1UP.

Claudia Pisano and Belinda Wilkinson of WAGC, held strong in the middle line up for the team. Claudia shot an outstanding 5 under par, defeating WA State representative Eve Cohen 6&5. Belinda never lost her lead defeating Alice Chang 5&4, holing an outstanding four-metre putt on the 8th to a cheering crowd.

Mount Lawley Team Captain Sue Thomson congratulated WAGC and gave particular thanks to the Yokine ground staff of the host club for having the course in such immaculate condition after some severe weather earlier in the week.

We have had an excellent season and some really close matches which have all been played in the spirit of elite golf. I would especially like to thank the clubs who have hosted matches and the manner to which they have done so. We have always been welcomed. Special thanks to the GolfWA constant in our lives Julie Lepp.

I asked the girls this morning to take some inspiration from Hannah’s efforts this week, and it seems they absolutely did. To have won our fourth flag in four years is exceptional.

Division Two and Three Women’s Pennant Finals

The competitors in Division Two and Three Finals were treated to sunshine, light winds and magnificent coastal views at Sea View Golf Club. There was apprehension about the finals taking place on the coast given the recent extreme weather, however, Sea View proved to be a magnificent venue for the teams to meet.

Royal Perth proved too strong for Mount Lawley winning the contest 5-2 and taking flag honours in the process. Although a clear win, the score did not reflect the closeness of this battle, with four of the contests going to the 18th hole. Judy Malone, Lyn Gould, Shelley Bell and Cheryl Dearlove of Royal Perth all had 1UP wins, with number one player Sue Hoare confidently defeating Karen Bond of MLGC 4&3.

Mandurah Country Club continued their season domination, winning the Division Three Women’s pennant flag 5-2. Missing their number one player, Kathryn Norris (who is soaking up the sun in Bali), raised no issues for the flawless Peel team. Sue Plug assumed the lead spot and confidently defeated Joondalup’s Lynn Ginger 5&4.

Shan Terry, Jan Walker, Fran Harris and Linda Donnelly from Mandurah all had confident wins, mastering the coastal slopes and greens. Maddison Large and Terri Davies clocked up the two wins for Joondalup, with Maddie making an eagle on the challenging downhill 14th Par 4.

Chief Executive of GolfWA, Gary Thomas, congratulated all competitors on another successful pennant season and gave thanks to Sea View Golf Club for generously hosting today’s finals.

It is terrific to see such great participation and support at the Women’s Finals today. We are seeing such enormous success in Australian Women’s Sport, be it Hannah Green winning an LPGA major last night, Ash Barty’s success in the French Open and Sally Fitzgibbons surfing win in Rio. It is a truly exciting time for Women in Sport.