Date: June 17, 2013
Author: Christian Puccini / Golf SA

PENNANT – Simpson Cup Rd 5 / Women’s A1 Rd 3

Glenelg #1 Jenny Lee on her way to a 2up win in the 2012 Pennant Final Metropolitan Pennant – Simpson Cup Round 5 summary Kooyonga remains top of the Simpson Cup ladder after a comprehensive 7 – 0 victory over Highercombe in round 5 played at The Grange West Course. In other matches, The Grange made a big statement defeating Glenelg 6 – 1 to jump to second on the table, while Royal Adelaide picked up a crucial half, squaring with Tea Tree Gully. Mt Lofty recorded its first win for the season defeating Flagstaff Hill 4 – 3. After winning the opening three matches Highercombe retains fourth position despite consecutive 7 – 0 losses. Despite being completely out of form Highercombe s season is not over yet, with a second place finish not beyond the realms of possibility. Kooyonga however were in another class, winning all matches convincingly. Jordan Bishop and Daniel Speirs defeated their opponents 8&7 and 8&6 respectively, while Zak Fuller won 3&2 and Will Somerfield cruised in his match winning 4&3. Finishing off the job was Heath Riches 2&1 over Ben Hallam, Tim Baker 4&3 over Mark Deacon and at number one Charles Shaw accounting for Nick May 5&3. After a draw and narrow loss the past two weeks, Mt Lofty has notched up its first win for the year defeating the luckless Flagstaff Hill 4 – 3. The players to get the job done for Mt Lofty were, Nigel Hayes, Phil Roberts and Tim Atze while David Henshaw and Tyron Turnbull squared their matches gaining valuable halves. Royal Adelaide was in the box seat to secure its first win for the year, after at one stage leading Tea Tree Gully 3.5 v 1.5. However, Tea Tree Gullies top two players Greg Blewett and Chris Austin claimed vital wins squaring the contest 3.5 each. Although sitting bottom of the table, Royal Adelaide is perhaps only one player short of being a title challenger. Having lost three matches 4 – 3 and drawing on the weekend, scrambling wins in the final two matches against Flagstaff Hill and Mt Lofty is high on the agenda. If they can t defeat one of these opponents, they will compete in the Men’sA2 Grade in 2014. Without regular players Campbell Rawson and Matt McGowan, Glenelg was unable to compete with The Grange on its home track, going down 6 – 1. The Grange was able to win all three close matches. They were (match 6) Scott Webb 1 up over Josh Hayes, (match 5) Nick Cheary 2up over Anthony Olsen and (match 4) Matthew Lisk against Matt Overall 1up. Crowder, Williams and Brown also easily accounted for their opponents, while Glenelg s David Hiern with exceptional ball striking from tee to green, was Glenelg s sole winner 1up over Rudi Du Plooy. Metropolitan Pennant – Women’s A1 Round 3 summary After round three of the 2013 Women&aposs A1 Pennant Competition played at The Grange Golf Club, Glenelg sits top of the table after demolishing Royal Adelaide 5 – 0. The big loss sees Royal slip down the ladder from first to fourth. In other matches, both Golf SA and The Grange notched up their second win for the season. For Grange, Jean Foo had a 6&5 victory over Rachel Fry, at number three Louise Glennon defeated Jodie Deacon 4&2, while Kristalle Blum was too strong for Vivian Chu 5&3. Ella Adams and Ann Vanstone squared the number five match while Cara Guest gained a point for Kooyonga defeating Cassidy Evreniadis 5&4. Overall The Grange proved too strong winning 3.5 – 1.5. The Golf SA s match against Blackwood came down to the wire with Rachael Taylor edging out Blackwood number one, Jo Buchanan on the last hole to win 1 up, resulting in a 3 – 2 win to the Fringe Team. Golf SA players Cecelia Douglas and Caillin Lakin also won their matches, Douglas 1 up over Lorry Brown and Lakin 6&5 against Sally Graham. Claiming 2 points for Blackwood were Christine Beasley who was too strong for Zoe Taylor 5&3 and Angela Masters who defeated Acacia Curtis 3&1. In the final match of the morning Royal Adelaide were never in the hunt with Glenelg too strong across the board. The only close match was between number one players Jenny Lee and State Captain Caitlin Roberts, with Glenelg s Lee claiming victory 1up. Other winners for Glenelg were Jill Hodge 4&3 over Juliet Hugo and Sophie James 5&4 against Megan Bleeze, while Josie Hodge won her match with Jovanna Bozanic 4&3 and Elysia Yap overpowered Carolyn Cochrane 6&5. For the Pennant Competition page CLICK HERE For Simpson Cup Rd 5 Results – CLICK HERE For Women’s A1 Rd 3 Results – CLICK HERE Men’sSimpson Cup – Round 6 (23rd June at Royal Adelaide) 1st Tee 9.30 am Royal Adelaide v Flagstaff Hill 1st Tee 10.25 am Grange v Highercombe 1st Tee 11.20 am Tea Tree Gully v Glenelg 1st Tee 12.15 pm Kooyonga v Mount Lofty Women’s A1 – Round 4 (23rd June at Royal Adelaide) 1st Tee 7.30 am Kooyonga v Glenelg 1st Tee 8.10 am Grange v Blackwood 1st Tee 8.50 am Royal Adelaide v Golf SA