Royal Adelaide win Women’s A1 pennants
Defending champions Royal Adelaide have won the 2011 Women’s A1 pennant title, defeating Kooyonga 3 & 2.
As was the case last year, the final proved to be a cliffhanger with the match hanging in the balance at 2-all after Rebecca Sykes and Jovanna Bozanic for Royal Adelaide, and Lyn McGough and Ebony Heard for Kooyonga had won their respective matches.
Royal Adelaide: 2011 Women’s A1 Pennants winners (Credit: Golf SA)
The title result hinged on the penultimate match pairing of Caitlin Roberts (Royal Adelaide) and Emma Ash (Kooyonga), with the match sitting all-square after the 16th hole.
It was Roberts, who was to take a vital lead on the 17th however, with Ash finding trouble off the tee and being forced to take a penalty drop. Unable to recover, Ash conceded the hole and the match headed to the last with Roberts 1-up.
Both players safely found the fairway and the green on the 18th, with Ash being unable to convert a tricky birdie putt to take the match into extra holes.
Royal Adelaide’s other points came courtesy of Rebecca Sykes, who was too strong for Rachel Fry winning 3&2, and Jovanna Bozanic, who defeated Amy Zhou 2&1.
For Kooyonga, Lyn McGough recorded a comfortable 6&4 win over Meegan Bleeze while Ebony Heard again showed her class in a 4&3 victory over Sarah King.
The Pennant win was Royal Adelaide’s second consecutive title after defeating Glenelg 3&2 in last year’s final.
Source – Golf SA