Date: April 04, 2016
Author: Dave Tease, Golf NSW

Srixon Pennant Finals wrap-up

Pennant Hills Golf Club has staged a withering comeback to beat Macquarie Links 4 matches to 3 in the final of the Srixon Division 2 Metropolitan Pennant yesterday.

Wins for Pennant Hills came from Jordan Garner, Jye Forrester, David Bailey and Andrew Richards.

“It feels fantastic mate, that’s our first Pennant for Pennant Hills since 1988 – 28 years, it's going straight into the pool room,” Pennant Hills Manager Murray Fogarty joked.

“Its been a terrific team effort, a great result for everyone involved.”

The Hills had too much mettle in the end, and Fogarty was keen to praise the win of his number five player Andy Richards.

“We got a few late matches up. Andy (Richards) won his last two holes to win 2&1 in the end,” he smiled.

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Division 3

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Twin Creeks Golf Club was too strong for Cromer in the Division 3 final of the Srixon Metropolitan Major Pennant, recording a comfortable 5 matches to 2 win.

Twin Creeks winners on the day were John Glasheen, Nicholas Cochrane, Kris Hellier, Christopher Johnston and Paul Todd.

“Last year they were in the relegation match, this year they made the final – they played fantastic. Not only did they play good golf, but they held themselves very well,” a delighted Michael Brislane, Team Manager said.

“It’s been a great year. We’ll be celebrating back at the club long into the night. It should be fantastic.”

Division 4

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Richmond Golf Club accounted for Eastlakes Golf Club in the final of the Srixon Division 4 Metropolitan Pennant with a 4 ½ matches to 2 ½ win.

Winners for the Northern club were Damion Miller, Trent Mc Millebn, Zachary Kirk, and Jason Moss.

“It feels unbelievable. They’ve been trying for so long to win this,” Phil Bamford, Team Manager for Richmond said.

“It’s the first A grade pennant win for the club, they’ve lost in the final two or three times in the last five years, so this is definitely the monkey off the back.”

“It’s a great team, there’s been a lot of real bonding and they won for each other.”

“There’s going to be a lot of vibe on the bus trip back to the club and a lot of fun in the clubhouse tonight,” Bamford laughed.

Division 5

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Bardwell Valley kicked off a great day of Pennant final action by taking out the 2016 Division 5 title of the Srixon Metropolitan Major Pennant at Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club yesterday.

The Valley had little trouble beating Palm Beach, winning the match 5 ½ to 1 ½.

Winners for Bardwell Valley were Nicholas Katholos, Ian Elliott, Joel Dunn, Greg Lee, and Jim Nikiforidis.

“It was a pretty solid win. We’ve won four or five pennants in the past, but we haven’t won one in 11 years,”

“It’s an excellent result for us. The club are cock-a-hoop with the result, things have been pretty thin for a while.”

“Ian Elliott went undefeated all year, he was our standout,” said Bardwell Valley Team Manager Laurie Mc Martin.


Women’s Pennant

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The Australian Golf Club have held off NSW Golf Club in a high quality final of the Women’s Division One Pennant at Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club. The Kensington Club claimed the title 3 ½ matches to 1 ½

Winners for the Australian were Claudia Lim, Amy Chu, and Celina Yuan.

The Australian’s stand in manager Chrissie Pettit was thrilled with result.

"It’s Fantastic really. They all hung in together and it’s a credit to them. They are a young team, and to the Australian Golf Club for all the support they’ve offered them.”


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Castle Hill Country Club held off North Ryde in the final of the Women’s Division 2 Pennant with a 3 ½ to 1 ½ result.

Winners for Castle Hill were Arinne Liew, Vicki Gale and Christina Kang.