Concord wins Women’s Sydney Major Pennants flag
Concord Golf Club has secured the Division One Women’s Sydney Metropolitan Major Pennant flag following a tight encounter against St. Michael’s Golf Club with a 3&2 victory at Terry Hills Country Club on Sunday.
Concord brought home the victory on the back of an impressive closing stretch from Doey Choi at number 1 who came in with a birdie – birdie finish on the 17th and 18th holes over Stephanie Kyriacou to nail her team’s victory.
* Concord Golf Club celebrate their Sydney Pennant win (Credit: Golf NSW)*
Concord, who lost last year’s final to Avondale, were rightly ecstatic going the extra distance with strong performances on the day from Claire Shin winning the number 5 match over Pamela Tsiamis, 3&2, to get the first match for Concord, as well as Sophie Yip at number 3 for Concord who secured an important 2&1 win over Casey Cook.
When Danielle Vasquez at number 4 for St Michael’s won on the 19th hole over Yerin Kim and Kelsey Bennett nailed a 4&3 victory over Belinda Ji at number two, the outcome of the final turned to the top-order match.
If ever there was a time to close the gate on a match, Choi’s timing was immaculate with a string of two birdies, which effectively was the turning point of the final.
In the Division 2 final, Stonecutters Ridge collected their first Women’s Major Pennant flag with a 3½ to 1½ win over Pymble.
Madelyn Hagerty at number 5 for Stonecutters Ridge was out early and bagged her match with a 5&4 win over Lisa Green. When Pymble’s Shaun Bennet at number 4 won her match 2&1 the final was evenly locked.
It would be Stonecutters Ridge’s middle order that would deliver the decisive blow with Brielle Mapanao at number 3 winning 3&2 over Robyn Jackson, and Helen Haynes accounting for Toni Sinclair with anther 3&2 victory at number 2 to see the desired 3 matches in and victory for Stonecutters Ridge.
With the final determined the top order match of Lia Lavelle and Annika Boyd was declared halved.