Wellington to face Mudgee in Pennants Golf final at Duntryleague

A Wellington side will play in the final round of the Central West District Golf Association Pennants competition after the Division 3 team narrowly won out over a determined Parkes side in Duntryleague on Sunday. 

The result follows a near unprecedented level of success for the Wellington teams, with Divisions 1, 2 and 3 all pressing through to the semi-finals after a season of upsets and upstarts and Division 4 narrowly losing out off the back of a tie-breaking countback that went to their opponents. 

The Division 1 and 2 teams found their finals hopes dashed after coming up short against Bathurst in Parkes during their March 10 showdown.

Wellington's Division 1 and 2 teams both fell 2 - 3 at the end of the day, while Division 3 reversed the scoreboard in their favour and took a 3 - 2 win over Parkes. 

Wellington will square off with Mudgee in the last match of the Finals Season in order to determine the Division 3 Champion.

"They've got a strong side, they beat us in the fourth round," Wellington skipper Rod McMahon said of his opponents.

"They were a bit lucky to beat us, but they've got a very strong side. They're probably the hardest team to beat, so we're looking forward to the challenge."


McMahon will be joined by teammates Kieran Baker, Russell Gersbach, Wayne Lang and Daniel Baxter.

"Daniel Baxter's undefeated, he's our number one player. Russel Gersbach's also been playing very well," McMahon said.

"Keiran Baker's our young gun, he's only eighteen or nineteen but he's held himself well and he conducts himself very well."

The original plan had been for Wellington and Mudgee to play at Duntryleague, which McMahon hailed as 'a credit to Duntry'. 

"We've been lucky enough to play the last two weeks there so we've probably got a little bit of an upperhand." 

However, Wellington will now be playing on home ground, with a late schedule change moving the action to Wellington Golf Club. 

"We're pumped, we're keen and we'll be disappointed if we get beat of course, but I mean, golf's the winner," McMahon said.

All three of the other Finals Season matches, Forbes and Bathurst in Division 1, Bathurst and Parkes in Division 2 and Dubbo and Cowra in Division 4 will also be hosted in Wellington.