Date: July 07, 2015
Author: Christian Puccini / Golf SA

PENNANT – Simpson Cup Rd 7 / Women’s A1 Rd 5

/> RAGC's Billy Cawthorne teeing off in the final Simpson Cup round at Royal Adelaide GC.

Metropolitan Pennant – Simpson Cup Round 7 summary

For the third year in a row, Kooyonga and The Grange will go head to head for the Metropolitan Men's Pennant title, when the two team's meet in the final of the Simpson Cup on Sunday 12 July at Kooyonga Golf Club.

The two finalists were already decided heading into Sunday’s final round, so it was all academic at Royal Adelaide.

Kooyonga finished the season minor premiers, undefeated, notching up its seventh win, while The Grange defeated Royal Adelaide to finish second with six wins.

Glenelg finished the season in third, Tea Tree Gully fourth, Royal Adelaide fifth and Blackwood sixth, the same finishing positions for those four teams as last year.

The Vines in its first season since 2005 avoided relegation finishing seventh, with two wins, ahead of Highercombe who after being ultra-competitive since entering the top grade in 2010 struggled throughout the season to win only once. They will now play A2 in 2016.

In the first match of the day in the final round off the first tee, The Grange defeated Royal Adelaide 5 – 2.

Winners for Grange were Thompson 5&3, Tucker 2&1, Hendrick 5&4, Na 3&2 and Stowe 2&1. Winners for Royal Adelaide were Baulderstone 5&4 and Lawson 4&2.

In other matches, Tea Tree Gully comfortably defeated Highercombe 5 – 2 with Amundson, White, McMahon, Cook and Austin getting the job done for the Gullies. Husdell and Mills won for Highercombe.

Kooyonga didn’t take its foot off the pedal accounting for Glenelg 5 – 2 and now plays in its fourth straight final.

Kooyonga players Fuller, Gava, Speirs, Riches and Somerfield all had final round wins and would be quietly confident heading into the final. Special mention to Glenelg Player Anthony Olsen who went through the season undefeated with 6 wins and a halve.

In the final match of the minor round The Vines defeated Blackwood 4 – 3.

Winners for The Vines were Dean and Tony Nobbs, Matthew Bell and Sam Earl. Winners for Blackwood were Gavin Britten, Ben Tobin and Nicholas Wake.

Next week's Simpson Cup final hosted by Kooyonga, sees the home side looking for its 33rd title and its first flag since 2013.

The Grange, defending champions are gunning for its 23rd title.

When the sides met in round two, Kooyonga triumphed 4.5 – 2.5, with the biggest margin being 3&2. Three matches went to the last, so another extremely tight contest is expected.

For all results and draws > click here for the Pennant Competition main page.

For a PDF version of Simpson Cup Results > click here

Final (Sun 12th July at Kooyonga)

1st Tee 11.15 am    Kooyonga v The Grange

Metropolitan Pennant – Women’s A1 Round 5 summary

Glenelg and The Grange will contest this weekend's Women’s A1 Pennant Final after both teams showed impressive form throughout the minor rounds of the Golf SA Women's Pennant season.

Glenelg who have won the past three titles, finished top of the table for the third year in a row after defeating Kooyonga 5-0, their third clean sweep of the season.

Without number one Jenny Lee, Glenelg players still managed to get the job done. Winners were; Elysia Yap 1up, Sophie James 5&3, Jill Hodge 3&2, Josie Hodge 3&2 and Sarah Griffiths 8&6.

The Grange cemented its spot in the final defeating the Golf SA composite team 3.5 – 1.5 with the top three matches tight.

The Grange won match five courtesy of Jean Foo 5&3 over Taylah Cooper and then Kristalle Blum 7&5 against Cecelia Douglas. For Golf SA, Reo Jenner capped off a fantastic year winning her fourth match of the season this time over state rep Cassidy Evreniadis 1up. Match two was halved between Caitlin Roberts and Susan Keylock so to determine the result its was down to Ella Adams to defeat Rachael Taylor 3&1 to secure the win for The Grange.

The Golf SA team would be relatively happy with its season winning one match and being competitive in the remainder. They finished the season in fourth place.

In the final match of the season Blackwood defeated Royal Adelaide 3 – 2 to notch up its third win in a row, finishing the season in fine style placing third overall.

Winners for Blackwood were Paula White 5&4, Sally Graham 1up and Jo Buchanan 5&3, whilst Royal Adelaide players Sophie Hilditch 5&3 and Anne Ellis 4&2 secured Royal’s points.

Royal Adelaide showed heart for much of the season, but was unable to secure a victory, as was the case in 2014, to finish in fifth place.

In next week's final hosted by Kooyonga, defending champions Glenelg will be gunning for its 22nd title and fourth in a row, a feat accomplished once before by Glenelg between 1964 – 1967.

Glenelg will be without ace number one player Jenny Lee unbeaten in her past 16 matches, due to overseas tournament commitments. Despite this Glenelg will be formidable in the final against their younger opponents.

The Grange will be looking to claim its 5th title and first since victory in 2004. The Grange has lost the final to Glenelg the past two years 4 – 1 but with another year of experience under their belts, expect a close contest.

When the sides met in round four, it was Glenelg who triumphed 4 -1 (with Jenny Lee).

For all results and draws > click here for the Pennant Competition main page.

For a PDF version of Women’s A1 Results > click here

Final (Sun 12th July at Kooyonga)

1st Tee 10.35 am    Glenelg v The Grange