2nd Team Final
Leicestershire & Rutland v Staffordshire
Horsley Lodge, 1st September 2022
The County 2nd team finished our matches unbeaten in 2022 which meant that we topped our mini league and progressed to the Midlands North Region final against the other mini league winners, Staffordshire.
On match day, Staffordshire fielded a typically strong team. The morning foursomes were closely fought but we found ourselves down ½ - 2½ which meant we needed to dig deep in the 6 singles matches in the afternoon. Our team went about their business with focus and determination, and we won 4 matches, lost 2, leaving the teams even on 4 ½ - 4 ½. Countback of match scores left us 11 – 11 so it was a sudden death playoff between pre-nominated players from both sides. Our nominated player, Barbara Suffolk (HI 4.3) was up against Rachel Horobin (HI 1.4). The first play-off hole was halved with a par. On the second hole, Barbara sank a great putt for par but was bettered by a fantastic birdie from Rachel, and so Staffordshire won the trophy.
It was such an exciting final, and the Leicestershire & Rutland 2nd Team did our County proud not only with their standard of play but with their commitment, determination, and great team spirit.
Huge thanks to all players who gave their time, effort and talents to the County 2nds this year.
2nd Team Captain, L&R