Golf: Lake Karrinyup the final hurdle for Mt Lawley men’s pennants fairytale

Mt Lawley's Jordan Doull
Mt Lawley's Jordan Doull

MT Lawley is chasing a fairytale end to WA Golf’s men’s pennant season this weekend when they battle Lake Karrinyup for the div.1 crown.

After being promoted to the top division only this season, Mt Lawley will break a 51-year title drought if they are successful in the decider.

Remarkably, the side clinched all five of their wins throughout the season with a score line of 4-3, underlining the tight nature of 2018.

In fact, it took an eagle from teenager Jordan Doull on the last hole to secure a dramatic victory for Mt Lawley last weekend. Had they lost, they would have finished the season in third position.

Mt Lawley’s only loss came at the hands of fellow finalists Lake Karrinyup; however that will count for little when the two teams meet again on Sunday at Gosnells Golf Club.

Lake Karrinyup has forged a different path, maintaining their stranglehold on the competition as they search for back-to-back titles.

The side very much picked up where they left off last season, securing three wins straight before a shock loss to Gosnells halted their run. Two more wins enabled Lake Karrinyup to comfortably finish top of the table.

History is very much on their side, with five clubs securing back-to-back titles since 2000.

They head into the final on the back of a dominant win last weekend and with a settled side and finals experience in their favour.

Joe Owen, Matt Bowra and Nick Curnow showed their class in the 5-2 victory over Mandurah to secure a top two position and favouritism heading into the final.