St Michael’s and Pymble Golf Clubs will meet to decide the winner of the 2019 Eric Apperly Shield following wins over the ACT Monaro and Concord.
The ACT/Monaro, who were looking to make their second Eric Apperly final in three years, got off to a bright start against the strong St Michaels team with wins to David Howard and Nicholas Pullen.
St Michael’s squared the ledger pretty quickly however, courtesy of a couple of big wins from NSW representative Harrison Crowe, and team mate Wielang Wang.
Crowe took care of Riley Wilcox 7&6, while Wang was barely troubled by Adam Harris, winning 5&4.
Aiden Powter grabbed a one-hole win, while Jamie Krzyszczak ensured a sudden-death playoff wasn’t going to be needed with a handy win on the 20th hole.
Pymble survived a nail-biter against the defending champions, Concord, with a sudden-death playoff required to split the teams.
Earlier, Conran had managed to get the better of Gadd, winning 3&2. Other winners for Pymble were Lachlan Chamberlain over Lachie Jones, 2&1, and Ned Waddington over Bradley Wills on the 19th hole.
Concord’s wins came from Blake Phillips 3&1 over Redi Brown, Blade Gadd, 5&4 over Jack Abadee, and Harry Peterson 4&3 over Joseph Coles.
The two teams will now meet in the shield final which will be played this Sunday, at Riverside Oaks Golf Resort (Bungool Course), beginning at 10.30am.