MEENIYAN GOLF Club has won the South Gippsland Ladies Golf Association Division 1 Pennant competition for the second consecutive year.
The Meeniyan girls were clear winners and had secured the title before the last round of competition played on April 10.
Although Meeniyan had already won, the remaining three final placings were all still wide open.
Wonthaggi’s home course knowledge was enough to help them overcome Foster (3.5–1.5) and thus claim second place ahead of Foster, by the slimmest possible margin of one squared game!
Leongatha’s 1–4 loss to Meeniyan meant they tumbled to the dreaded fourth place – two points and one game behind third placed Foster – and relegation to Section 2 in 2018.
Section 2 games were played at Leongatha.
Korumburra had also already secured their Pennant flag, but again, all other final placings were open.
Korumburra suffered a 1–4 loss to Lang Lang, and Meeniyan had a decisive victory over Phillip Island, 5 games to 0.
The final placings thus became Korumburra on top with 12 points, followed by Lang Lang and Meeniyan tied for second on eight points and equal games won, with Leongatha fourth and Phillip Island fifth equal on six points but separated by three games.
Korumburra will be promoted to Section 1 in 2018, while Phillip Island will drop to Section 3.
Section 3 also played at Wonthaggi, where the home team had a narrow win against Phillip Island (3–2) and Welshpool secured their flag by winning a close encounter with Leongatha (3–2).
Welshpool are thus promoted to Section 2 in 2018. Wonthaggi held onto second place (16 points), with Phillip Island (12 points) in third and Leongatha in the ‘hot’ seat for relegation to Section 4 next year.
Section 4 played at Korumburra, with top team Woorayl suffering a 5–0 defeat at the hands of the home team. Leongatha were thus able to snatch the flag from Woorayl, with a 3.5–1.5 win over Meeniyan.
Final placings consequently were very tight, with the top two places on the ladder equal on 16 points, but Leongatha’s ‘Games For’ count being 17 against Woorayl’s 16!
Korumburra finished third, with all three teams having won three games, but Korumburra having only 14 points. So, congratulations to the Leongatha team, who will be promoted to Section 3 next year.
Congratulations to everyone who played in this year’s Pennant competition.
Matches are, almost without exception, played with excellent sportsmanship, creating a respectful camaraderie amongst players from all the clubs in the association.
Meeniyan defend pennant title