St. Michael's and the Australian will meet to decide the 2017 Golf NSW Metropolitan Major Pennant title after a thrilling pair of Semi-Finals at Riverside Oaks.
The Australian Team demolished their opponents, Moore Park, six matches to one, while St.Michael's and Concord fought out a nail-biter, with the St. Michael's outfit grabbing the result 4/3.
The Australian dominated their opposition in the same way that they had taken care of most opponents this year. Despite James Brownlow losing to Darren Shepherd, close wins from Nicholas Cruze, Zachary Mullins and Isaac Noh ensured the Kensington outfit were on the right track before 4&3 results from Blake Windred, Justin Warren and Kevin Yuan sealed the deal.
St. Michael's will be no easy task in the final after winning a much tighter semi-final battle against 2016 Finalists, Concord.
In a match that could've gone either way, Harrison Crowe and Joshua Clarke won their matches early, while John Lyras picked up a 4/3 win. Despite Travis Smyth's loss to Jason Hong and Jake Baker falling to Joshua Gadd, it was Sam Costa's one-up win was the match that ensured St. Michael s will get a chance to grab the title they last won in 2015.
Cabramatta and The Lakes will contest next week's Division Two Pennant after both teams scored 5/2 wins over Stonecutters Ridge and Bayview at Riverside Oaks.
Cabramatta’s Mark Conrades, Miklos Nagy and Andrew Marsh won, while Thomas Hunt and Dylan Marsh secured a pair of halves in their matches.
The Lakes Anthony O’Rourke, Oscar Zerbst Tristan Berrett all had 5&4 wins while Joshua Armstrong had a 3&1 result to ensure their spot in next week's final.
Neighbours Dunheved and Penrith will battle it out for the Division Three title after wins over Lakeside and Manly at Ryde-Parramatta.??Dunheved dominated their opponents, Lakeside, with big wins for Craig Williams, Justin McMillan, and John Fearnley, 4&3.
Penrith and Manly fought out a classic with the match of Gordon MC Call and Julian Jackson needing an extra hole to decide the result. Penrith’s Top three of Jeffrey Gadd, Peter Morris and Dale Hughes got the mountain team over the line however with 3&2, 4&3 and two up wins.
Palm Beach and Asquith will contest the Division Four final after both teams secured 4/3 wins at Glenmore Heritage Golf Course.
Palm Beach’s Oliver Hugill again led the way for the Peninsula side with a 5&2 win, while Phillip Rudd held off Shade Golding on the last for a one-up win.
Asquith booked their spot in the final with wins to David Morgan, Ian Malcolm and Simon Easton. It was James Clendining’s win on the 19th hole over Campbelltown's Andrew Rix that was the talk of the clubhouse afterwards.
Strathfield and Randwick will face off for the Division Five flag after each team recorded 5/2 wins.
Strathfield got the better of Barnwell Park at Riverside Oaks, while Randwick defeated Chatswood at Glenmore Heritage.
wins for Strathfield came from Peter Tsitouras, Matthew Kelman, Sean Twomey and Japes Roper, while Jason Fanning and Craig Delaney both grabbed halves.
Michael Williams was the best of the winners for Randwick, with a 7&6 result. Williams got support from by Peter Cox, Craig McMahon and Joshua Todd who also recorded handy wins