The Grange has won the 2016 Sanderson Cup, by defeating Kooyonga 3-2, claiming back to back A1 Pennant titles.
The final played at Glenelg Golf Club in freezing and windy conditions, suited the underdog Kooyonga, who almost pulled off a memorable victory.
All matches were tight early with The Grange having the ascendancy 3-2 thru 9 holes.
First match in was Caitlin Roberts for The Grange winning 6&5 over Lisa Brien before Kooyonga’s Hayley Hunt proved too experienced for Jin-young Yun also 6&5.
In match five, Jodie Deacon won three holes in a row to lead 2up thru 14, however her lead was clawed back by Louise Glennon, who went on to win the match 1up on the 18th to give Grange a 2-1 lead.
After trailing Jean Foo, by two early, Kooyonga number four, Deb Percey held on in a cliffhanger to win 1up, squaring the ledger 2-2.
It would all come down to the final contest between Cassidy Evreniadis and Lyn McGough. Evreniadis was 3up on the 16th tee and cruising to victory before McGough dug deep to win holes 16 and 17 to take the match to 18.
The Sanderson Cup would be won on the final green with Evreniadis holding her nerve to nail her five-footer just outside McGough’s to claim the match 1up and the Pennant for The Grange 3-2.
The Grange Team Captain Jean Foo, who along with Evreniadis and Roberts claimed her second title, was ecstatic with the victory.
“I’m just really speechless with this win. We’ve got a great group of girls and have the best support from our Team Manager Kris (Tapp), and The Grange Golf Club. It was a tough day out there and it really could have been anyone’s game, but I’m very proud of the girls for getting it done.” Foo said.
“It was a pleasure playing against great competitors. The ladies from Kooyonga should be really proud of themselves. Their spirit of competition and enthusiasm was second to none and there&aposs great camaraderie overall.
“We’re definitely looking forward to next year, to continue our winning streak.” Foo added.
The win is The Grange Golf Clubs sixth Sanderson Cup Women’s A1 Pennant title.
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