Royal Melbourne breaks pennant drought

Posted by on April 28, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

A proud Royal Melbourne team keeps the men's department one piece of flag.

Click here for the results of all Victorian Pennant finals

Australia's most famous club, Royal Melbourne, has broken an 88-year drought by winning the men's single title in the Victorian metropolitan pennant contest, while Huntingdale stunned undefeated Commonwealth to win the women's crown

The victory of Royal Melbourne over Metropolitan near Victoria goes in the annals of the club; it is the first club since 1931, when the legendary Ivo Whitton, winner of five Australian Open titles, led the winning team.

It was also the very first time that the club won the men's division one and men's foals in the same year.

The victory in division 1 was secured when the number 3 of Royal Melbourne, James McMillan, Metropolitan team member Aiden Didone 3 and 1 at the 17th hole closed today.

Royal Melbourne eventually 5-2 in general with Victorian stars Matias Sanchez and Darcy Brereton victorious in the numbers 1 and 2 games.

"It's an extraordinary opportunity for us," said club captain David Thomas, who was among those who watched the final in Victoria.

In the women's division, a final, Huntingdale dominated to win 5½ – 1 ½, despite being the underdog. Weapon-state player and 14-time club champion Helen Gubbels took care of match-winning fourth point when she made a solid par at the par-five 17th hole to defeat Commonwealth & Kai Shipp.

The result was the opposite of last year's final and was a surprise, given that Commonwealth had gone through the season unbeaten. But on the day the Commonwealth won only one match – Nr. 5 Kim Kennedy defeated Huntingdale captain Emily Smith three and two at the sixteenth hole.

The winning Huntingdale team consisted of 14-year-old Malaysian immigrant Jeneath Wong, who played number 1 and defeated Commonwealth team member Alex Hilliard 3 and 2.

Full results list (click here for competition scores):

PEOPLE

Division 1

Royal Melbourne

final

metropolitan

Division 2

Latrobe

final

Rosanna

Division 3

Woodlands

final

Riversdale

Division 4

Medway

final

Kooringal

Division 5

Box hill

final

eastern

Section 6

Bacchus Marsh

final

Ranfurlie

WOMEN

Division 1

Huntingdale

final

Commonwealth

Division 2

Victoria

final

metropolitan

Division 3

Rosanna

final

Settlers Run

Division 4

Latrobe

final

northern

COLTS

Division 1

Royal Melbourne

final

Yarra Yarra

Division 2

Peninsula-Kingswood

final

Huntingdale

Division 3

northern

final

Churchill-Waverley

Division 4

Kew

final

Kooringal

Division 5

eastern

final

Settlers Run

WOMEN'S WOMEN

Division 1

Victoria

final

Huntingdale

Division 2

Cranbourne

final

metropolitan

Division 3

Rosanna

final

Latrobe

Division 4

Yering Meadows

final

Box hill

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*