Twelve GV Pennant Finals were decided today in the first part of the finale to the 119th Golf Victoria Pennant season.
On a superb Melbourne autumn day, Huntingdale celebrated the club’s return to Division 1 of Men’s Pennant in 2019 with a Division 2 victory over Yarra Yarra by four matches to three.
In a final where Huntingdale seemed to hold the upper hand over the course of the morning, a two and one victory by No. 3, Ben Reiter over Yarra Yarra’s Rodney Mackintosh sealed the result. In four consecutive seasons, the club has now progressed back through the Men’s Divisions and into Division 1.
The remaining 2018 Men’s Pennant Finals saw the Divisions won by Eynesbury (Division 3); Sandhurst (Division 4); Medway (Division 5) and Eastern (Division 6).
The Division 3 Women’s final at The National (Long Island) was incredibly close as Keysborough defeated The Heritage by four matches to three. Keysborough No. 7 Melinda Crawford secured a vital win over Kerri Biesbore-Smith at the 19th before No. 4 Emily Khauv then secured the flag with a two-up victory against Kwok-Xu Rong from The Heritage. At Kew, Rossdale finished the Women’s season in style taking out the Division 4 final over Settlers Run by five matches to two.
Commonwealth won the 2018 Division 1 Colts title over Royal Melbourne by three matches to two with Caleb Perry, Max Green and Peter Vassiliadis the successful players for the victors.
The remaining Colts finals were won by The National (Division 2); Cranbourne (Division 3); Box Hill (Division 4) and Bacchus Marsh (Division 5).
A total of 25 out of the 48 competing clubs won through to the 2018 GV Pennant finals across six Men’s divisions, four Women’s divisions and five Colts divisions. As part of Golf Victoria’s ongoing policy of concurrently staging Men’s; Women’s and Colts finals, contests were played at three host venues in Kew, The National (Long Island) and Eastwood Golf Clubs.
The 2018 Division 1 Men’s and Women’s Finals and the Division 2 Women’s Final will be played at the Cranbourne Golf Club on Sunday 20 May to ensure Victorian State representatives are available to participate for their respective clubs. The 2018 Men’s and Women’s Interstate Series takes place in Adelaide this week.
Every winning team will have stories to tell in the coming weeks as the victors celebrate the conclusion of Australia’s oldest and arguably best club team competition involving close to 800 players over the eight-week season.
For full scores, please visit golfvic.org.au/pennant.