Golf: Joondalup claims back-to-back junior pennant titles


Joondalup’s winning Division 1 team.
Joondalup’s winning Division 1 team.

JOONDALUP has secured back-to-back top division junior golf pennant titles after a dramatic final round at Lake Karrinyup on Sunday.

In a tense day, Joondalup and Royal Fremantle went into the final round equal on points, with both requiring victories to have any chance of winning the crown.

Both sides were in a similar position last season, with Joondalup again proving too strong when it mattered.

Royal Fremantle won its do-or-die clash with Royal Perth, but only by the score 4-3.

Joondalup’s winning scoreline was an entirely different story with young gun Josh Greer steering his side to a 6-1 victory over Mt Lawley.

Joondalup’s top six seeds all secured dominant wins to push their season total of match wins past Royal Fremantle, gifting them the boys’ Division 1 pennant flag.

Similar to last season, Joondalup had a short putt to secure the title, with Greer stepping up to nail the winner in fantastic scenes at Lake Karrinyup.

“It feels pretty good to get it done, we were behind last year as well,” Greer said. “Really good feeling to come back and win.

“Think it was the exact same situation going into the last game.”

Greer credited the two titles to the togetherness of the group, with all the players loving being involved in the junior pennant competition.

“We are all good mates,” he said.

“We all really like each other and get on well as a team. Everything we do, we do it together.”

The Joondalup prodigy believed that every player pulled their weight this year, with the team only likely to get stronger in the years to come.

“I feel like all the boys deserve it. It was all their doing,” he said.

“We are losing a couple this year but we will still be very strong next year because everyone will keep improving.”

Joondalup players were also part of the victorious girls’ Division 2 team.

Thunderstorms and rain on Sunday caused the final round of play scheduled for Kwinana Golf Club to be cancelled, granting success to the ladder-leading Joondalup/Sun City combined team.

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