Metro, Commonwealth win Melbourne Div 1 Pennants

Metropolitan has taken out the Division 1 Men’s Golf Victoria Pennant final with a 4-3 win over Kingston Heath at Cranbourne Golf Club.

The win marks Metropolitan’s second Division 1 Pennant flag in three years with Sunday’s victory built on the solid performances from their lower order, who secured vital matches early with Zach O’Collins, Chris John, Aiden Didone and Victorian State Men’s team member Blake Collyer all winning.

Metropolitan Div 1 Pennant team Metropolitan Div 1 Pennant team (Credit: Golf Victoria)

Kingston Heath won the battle of the top order encounters with DJ Loypur defeating Metropolitan No. 1 and current Victorian Men’s Amateur Champion, David Micheluzzi, Simon Treeby defeating Metro No. 2 Nick Brown and Andre Lautee winning over Victorian State representative, Lukas Michel.

In the Women’s Division 1 final, Commonwealth secured a nail bitting victory pipping Huntingdale, 4-3, to secure back-to-back season flags.

With matches level at three apiece, it was Commonwealth No.2 and team captain Jo Flaherty that made the difference winning the decider at the 20th hole against Jeanette Wong. Earlier Commonwealth’s number 1, Alex Hillard had secured a vital 2&1 victory over Piper Stubbs along with wins by Kal Shipp, and Sheridan Johnson.

Huntingdale’s victories came from Kallista Do, Emily Smith and Lisa Teo.

The remaining 2018 Men’s Pennant Finals saw the Divisions won by Huntingdale (Division 2), Eynesbury (Division 3), Sandhurst (Division 4), Medway (Division 5) and Eastern (Division 6) while the other 2018 Women’s Pennant Finals saw the Divisions won by Keysborough (Division 3) and Rossdale (Division 4).

Commonwealth Women's Div 1 Pennant team Commonwealth Women’s Div 1 Pennant team (Credit: Golf Victoria)