A trio of clubs sit at the top of the Women’s Division One Pennant ladder with the battle for a finals position heating up after the completion of round three at Mount Lawley Golf Club.
WA Golf Club and Royal Perth have joined defending champions Mount Lawley in the leading position, however the 2017 champions have only played the two fixtures so far this campaign.
Royal Fremantle narrowly defeated Wanneroo on Sunday to grab their first win of the season, with the 4-3 victory built on the back of their top order dominance.
Saasha Callaghan caused an upset to defeat recently returned WA state team member Georgia Shears 3&2, while Candice High and Margret Potter stretched Royal Fremantle’s lead out to three.
A fourth victory to Isabel Utama sealed the tie for the side; however three late wins saw Wanneroo put some respectability back on the scoreboard.
Royal Perth continued their charge towards a likely finals campaign after a comfortable 5-2 victory over Lake Karrinyup, with young star Yeah-Jin Lee again at the forefront of the win.
Lee, 16, was a welcome return to the line-up, taking a 3 &2 win in the no.1 position.
Dawn Nosworthy and Jo Ford played out a cracking fixture that finished on the 20th hole, with Karrie Liggins and Carmen Palframan capturing the only wins for Lake Karrinyup.
WA Golf Club put Cottesloe to the sword with the 7-0 whitewash continuing the struggle of the sixth-placed side.
Claudia Pisano and Mardi Evans continued impressive seasons, while Janine Northrop maintained her dominant record at number 4.
Melville Glades sits alone at the top of the Division Two ladder after their third-straight victory over The Vines at Mount Lawley Golf Club on Monday.
Four wins in their top four positions was enough to gain the points, with the 5-2 domination maintaining their unbeaten start to 2018.
Sue Palo led her Royal Perth side to a whitewash over a winless Nedlands team, while Lake Karrinyup managed their first points for the campaign, defeating Mandurah 4-3.
Joondalup and Royal Fremantle look headed for a grand final matchup in Division Three, with both teams remaining undefeated and two games clear of third after matches at Gosnells Golf Club.
Royal Fremantle dispatched Melville Glades in their clash, with the 7-0 score line continuing the teams’ finals charge.
Gail Bergan and Annette Wiger had narrow victories at no. 1 & 2, before Louise Allan put the match beyond doubt with an 8 & 6 win over Amanda Mather.
Conversely, Joondalup had to work hard for the points over Cottesloe, with the 4-3 victory enough to keep the side level with RPGC.
A trio of 2 &1 victories proved the difference in an extremely tight affair, with Yoon Sook Lee sealing the fixture over Nikki Carslow late in the round.
WA Golf Club were the other big winners of the round, defeating Lakelands 4-3.
Kwinana continue to lead the chasing pack in Division Four, with Royal Perth and WA Golf Club trailing by just two points after round three at Cottesloe Golf Club.
The leading side snatched victory from Mount Lawley on Monday, with the 4.5-2.5 result built upon top order domination.
Janet Simcock and Michelle Marinovich played out a thrilling contest at no.4, with the halved fixture keeping the tie close until the final two matches.
WA Golf Club was narrow victors in their fixture against Wanneroo, while Royal Perth outplayed Mandurah 5-2 in the final match of the round.
Division five continues to be anyone’s competition with up to 6 clubs still vying for top spot at the respective pennant after three rounds.
Lake Karrinyup played host to round three, with Nedlands, Cottesloe and Royal Fremantle all gaining points from matches on Monday.
Royal Perth and Lake Karrinyup still lead the competition on four points however the hosts have played one less game.
Cottesloe’s victory was even more impressive after going 2-0 down after the first set of matches, before steaming home to win the next five.
Women’s Pennants Division Six kicked off their 2018 competition with a number of close affairs at the Western Australian Golf Club on Monday.
Wins early are vital in the division with a shortened season, as Wanneroo stamped their authority with a 6.5-0.5 win over Lakelands.
WA Golf Club and Nedlands both received boosts with respective 4-3 victories in their opening matches.