Date: June 27, 2011

Grange and Tea Tree Gully into Simpson Cup Final

The Grange&aposs Jake Laubsch was again victorious in helping his side to a Simpson Cup finals berth For the third successive year, The Grange and Tea Tree Gully will go head to head for the metropolitan men&aposs pennant title, when the two team&aposs meet in the final of the Simpson Cup at Kooyonga Golf Club next Sunday. In yesterday&aposs final round, table leaders Royal Adelaide stumbled at the final hurdle on their way to a possible final&aposs berth with a heavy defeat at the hands of Tea Tree Gully, Blackwood defeated Glenelg, and Kooyonga defeated Thaxted Park. The Grange qualified for the Simpson Cup final courtesy of a comprehensive win over Flagstaff Hill. Tea Tree Gully have stormed into the Simpson Cup final on the back of a dominant 5 – 2 victory over table leaders Royal Adelaide. Zak Fuller, Luke Steele, Paul Wyllie and Brett Crosby showed some great form in recording relatively comfortable wins, while captain Chris Austin gained a measure of revenge for his defeat in the SA Men&aposs Amateur final by beating Royal Adelaide&aposs Brad Moules 2&1. Equally as ruthless in the final round were The Grange, who captured the &aposminor premiership&apos courtesy of a 7-0 thrashing of Flagstaff Hill. For The Grange, Jake Laubsch continued his excellent run of form since coming into the side in recording a 4&3 victory over David Hiern, while Matthew Lisk, Chris Brown and Alex Hendrick were also in top form in winning their matches. Kooyonga had a strong finish to their Pennant season in defeating Thaxted Park 5 1/2 to 1 1/2. Daniel Spears and TIm Baker were standouts for Kooyonga while last year&aposs promoted side Thaxted Park finished the season winless and will again contest next year&aposs competition in Men&aposs A2. In a tight contest, Blackwood defeated Glenelg 4 & 3 with Ben Tobin, Aaron Amos and Andy Humphries all finishing the Pennant campaign strongly with comfortable victories. Next week&aposs Simpson Cup finals are hosted by Kooyonga, with defending champions Tea Tree Gully looking for their third Simpson Cup title and The Grange looking for an unprecedented 22rd title and a measure of revenge after last year&aposs upset loss. For all results and draws, click here for the Pennant events page. Start times for next week&aposs finals at Kooyonga will be advised shortly. Please check the Golf SA website for further details.