Date: June 24, 2014
Author: Christian Puccini / Golf SA

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

Royal Adelaide #1 Billy Cawthorne

After 5 rounds of Simpson Cup, The Grange has extended its lead at the top of the table by comprehensively defeating The Stirling 6 – 1.

On its home course, Kooyonga let one slip; going down to Tea Tree Gully, while Blackwood kept its finals chances alive with a 4-3 win over Royal Adelaide and Glenelg got its season back on track by defeating Highercombe.

In the first contest of the day, Kooyonga’s Jordan Bishop and Chris Noon from the Gullies halved their match, before McMahon and Burton put Tea Tree Gully in front winning at number 5 & 6 respectively.

Daniel Speirs hit back for Kooyonga winning 4&3 and then Heath Riches 6&5 over Zane Thomson.

At number 1 for the Gullies Chris Austin defeated Will Somerfield 5&3 to give his side a one match buffer with the Blewett versus Baker match still on course. Baker needed to win to square the contest however the match was halved resulting in a crucial win to Tea Tree Gully.

Grange’s 6 – 1 win over The Stirling sees them remain undefeated and two contests clear at the top of the table.

Coleman, Tucker, Na, Stowe, Lisk and Williams all had wins for The Grange while David Henshaw secured Stirlings sole victory over Scott Webb 2up.

In a tight contest, Blackwood retained 4th position on the ladder defeating Royal Adelaide 4 – 3.

Royal lead 3-1 early, before Blackwood won the 3 top order positions courtesy of Daniel Loveridge defeating Andrei Ezergailis 2&1, Andrew Humphries winning over Patric Kroschel 8&7 and Nick Wake accounting for Billy Cawthorne 2&1.

In the final contest of the day, Glenelg overpowered Highercombe who after a solid first up win has struggled.  Glenelg’s season is still alive and its players will no doubt gain much confidence from the win.

Against Highercombe, Glenelg’s David Hiern and Connor Chant were most impressive both winning 7&5 while Leigh Attenborough playing at number six, won his fifth match in a row and remains undefeated.

Next week’s round six matches are held at Glenelg with the host side coming up against Royal Adelaide and with the season likely to be over for the loser, it promises to be a great battle. In other crucial games Kooyonga can end Blackwoods season with a win and both Tea Tree Gully who play The Stirling and The Grange who play Highercombe start strong favourites in their matches.

For all results and draws > click here for the Pennant Competition main page.

For a PDF version of Simpson Cup Results > click here

Round 6 (29th June at Glenelg)

1st Tee 7.30 am       The Grange v Highercombe
1st Tee 8.25 am      Tea Tree Gully v The Stirling
1st Tee 9.20 am      Kooyonga v Blackwood
1st Tee 10.15 am    Glenelg v Royal Adelaide


Metropolitan Pennant – Women’s A1 Round 3 summary

Blackwood has chalked up its first win of the season defeating Royal Adelaide, while The Grange and Glenelg continue their unbeaten runs in round three of the 2014 Women's A1 Pennant Competition played at Kooyonga Golf Club.

In a close battle, Blackwood overcame Royal Adelaide 3 – 2 with all matches coming down to the wire.

The first two matches of the day; Paula White against Anne Sykes and Sally Graham versus Megan Bleeze were halved, before both Angela Masters and Christine Beasley won their matches 2&1 over their Royal Adelaide opponents Anne Ellis and Julie Michelmore to secure the win.

Juliet Hugo managed to peg a match back for Royal Adelaide winning on the 17th 2&1 over Joanne Buchanan, but Blackwood proved too strong overall in a fantastic tussle.

With a 4.5 – 0.5 win over the Golf SA Team, Glenelg has moved to the top of the table by half a match.

Sarah Griffiths, Matilda Wheare and Elysia Yap all had comfortable wins over Megan Button, Cecelia Douglas and Acacia Curtis respectively while Jill Hodge held off Susan Keylock to win 2&1.

On a positive note for the SA Fringe Team, Rachel Taylor halved her match at number one with State Number 1 Jenny Lee.

In the final contest of the round, Grange proved too strong for Kooyonga to win 3 – 2.

Jean Foo and Cassidy Evreniadis both had solid wins over Jillian Trenorden and Jodie Deacon 4&2 and 5&4 respectively, before Vivan Chu hit back for Kooyonga defeating Louise Glennon 2up.

Ella Adams gained the vital 3rd match for The Grange over Country Champion Caillin Lakin 5&3 to secure the win. The number one match was won by Koooynga with Lyn McGough defeating Kristalle Blum 5&4.

Next week, in a rematch of last year’s final, at home Glenelg play a struggling Royal Adelaide, the Grange front up agaist Golf SA, while Blackwood and Kooyonga do battle.

For all results and draws > click here for the Pennant Competition main page.

For a PDF version of Women’s A1 Results > click here

Round 4 (29th June at Glenelg)

1st Tee 11.10 am    Glenelg v Royal Adelaide
1st Tee 11.50 am    The Grange v Golf SA
1st Tee 12.30 pm    Blackwood v Kooyonga