Date: March 31, 2017
Author: Dave Tease

Pennant supremacy to be decided Sunday

Fourteen teams across five men’s and two women’s divisions will battle it out for Metropolitan Major Pennant supremacy at Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club this Sunday.

St. Michael’s and The Australian Golf Club will battle it out for the Division One Title after both teams progressed through semi-finals last weekend.

The Australian squad will be looking for their first title since 2007. The team from Kensington will be spearheaded by Justin Warren, who has a perfect 7-nil win/loss record this year.

St. Michaels’ dominated their group with a perfect six from 6 record before getting the better of Concord in last weekend’s semi. The team from Maroubra have taken out the Major Pennant title no less than four times in the last eight years and after a perfect seven from seven record in 2017, will be quietly confident of making it five titles in nine years.

In Division Two, The Lakes will be out to celebrate their re-elevation to Division One for 2018 by picking up the Division Two flag. Josh Armstrong has been in sublime form this year and will be hard to beat in the number one spot on Sunday for the Botany based squad. His teammate Samuel Beck will also be looking for a win to cap off an undefeated season.??Cabramatta will also be looking to finish their year on a high with a victory. Mark Conrades will be out to grab a win and in the process cap off an undefeated year with the Western Sydney side.

Division Three will see neighbouring clubs Dunheved and Penrith go into battle. Penrith’s Chris Lawler could be the man that holds the key for Penrith after his undefeated season thus far.

Palm Beach will be out to grab the Division Four flag after coming up agonisingly short of winning the 2016 Division Five title last year. Asquith stands in their way and will be keen to make it a real contest.?
Randwick is hoping they hold the edge over their opponents Strathfield in Division Five pennant. Both teams finished the regular season with four wins apiece, but Randwick’s superior win-loss record may be the key. Strathfield, however, will be out to claim the title after defeating the Semifinal top seeds Bardwell Park in a bit of a boilover last weekend.

The Women’s Division One Final sees the two form teams of the competition come face-to-face for the second time this year.

The Women from Avondale and Concord couldn’t be separated in their one previous encounter earlier this month with the match finishing all square at 2 1/2 games a piece at Avondale. Unfortunately for both, the return leg at Concord was a washout so all eyes will be on this match.

The Concord outfit will be led by former Women’s NSW Amateur Champion Doey Choi, while the strong Avondale team will be spearheaded by 2016 Jean Derrin winner Grace Kim.

In Women’s Division Two, St. Michael’s will start a short-priced favourite to claim the pennant after dominating the home and away series. Ryde-Parramatta will be hoping that the unfamiliar layout of Terrey Hills is favourable to them in Sunday’s match and an upset could be on the cards.

The Metropolitan Major Pennant Finals will be played at Terry Hills Golf and Country Club on Sunday 2nd April. The first match will get underway at 6.45am.


Tee Times for Sunday can be viewed HERE