Royal Perth and Mount Lawley sit alone at the top of the Women’s Pennant Division One ladder after four rounds, with some returning stars impacting several fixtures at Cottesloe Golf Club on Sunday.
WA Golf Club nearly caused the upset of the season against a dominant Mount Lawley side, however a 19th hole win to Erina Tan was enough for the leaders to win 4-3.
Kirsten Rudgeley returned for the defending champions and quickly began where she left off at the Interstate Series, defeating good friend Claudia Pisano 1-up in an exciting fixture.
Alison Coffey and youngster Eve Cohen collected victories which proved the decisive factor in the game of the round.
Georgia Shears led her Wanneroo side to a comfortable win over Lake Karrinyup, keeping her sides slim finals hopes alive with three rounds remaining.
Wanneroo will need to win their last three games to have any chance of qualifying; however they showed their class on Sunday, with a consistent team performance.
Shears defeated fellow young star Georgia Garner-Dart 5&4, while Glenys Ferguson was far too strong for Jo Ford 7&5.
Royal Perth maintained their challenge for the Division One title after a 6-1 domination over Royal Fremantle.
Their teenage stars continued to shine at the top of the order, with Yeah-Jin Lee defeating WA State teammate Abbie Teasdale 4&3, while Brooke Price made it three-in-a-row with an easy victory.
Danielle Dunn and Dawn Nosworthy finished off the match, with Royal Perth heading towards a showdown with Mount Lawley.
Royal Perth has joined Melville Glades as the only undefeated teams in Division 2, with the side crushing Lake Karrinyup 6-1 at Melville Glades on Monday.
The Melville Glades bye meant there are now two sides leading the pack, with Mount Lawley falling behind after their first loss of the season to The Vines 4-3.
Nedlands was the other victor of the round with Cath Bellemore leading the team to a 4-3 win over Mandurah.
WA Golf Club caused the big upset of the round in Division 3 defeating the previously unbeaten Royal Fremantle 5-2 at Cottesloe Golf Club.
In ideal conditions, WAGC pushed themselves into finals contention, with a collective effort from their seven players crucial to victory.
Gosnells spoiled the perfect record for Joondalup with the 7-0 whitewash turning the competition on its head.
With both leaders going down, the competition has opened up to the likes of Gosnells with three rounds remaining.
There is a logjam at the top of the table in Division 4 with Royal Perth, WA Golf Club and Kwinana all sitting on six points after four rounds.
Royal Perth retuned to winning ways on Monday at Kwinana Golf Club with a 4.5-2.5 victory over Mandurah.
Kwinana sit in the best position with a game in hand at the top of the ladder.
Lake Karrinyup and Royal Perth played out a thriller in Division 5, with the best two teams halving in a pulsating contest at Mount Lawley Golf Club on Monday.
Lake Karrinyup landed the first blow with Jenny Simpson and Susan Zhang grabbing crucial victories, with Gigi Risch putting the side 3-0 up.
Royal Fremantle clinched the last three fixtures through the likes of Bev Wilcox and Sharon Francis to halve the entire match 3.5-3.5.
Cottesloe managed their first win of the campaign over Nedlands, while Joondalup accounted for Sea View.
Wanneroo and WA Golf Club are the early favourites for the Division 6 title after two undefeated rounds to open their accounts for the 2018 season.
Jonnine James and Robyn Wallace led from the front for the WA Golf Club in their 4-3 win over Nedlands, with Wanneroo too good for Royal Fremantle 5-2.
Round 5 will take place next week, before the competition has a bye round over the long weekend.