Junior 1stand 2nd Team Match Report 20 August 2018
Both the Junior 1st and 2nd Teams won their final matches of the season in the Midland Region North (MNR) Junior Inter-County League. The matches were played at Trent Lock G C on Monday 20 August 2018 and were part of the MNR Girls Festival of Golf.
The 1st Team played the league leaders Lincolnshire with three of the girls; Olivia Barrs, Beth Swain and Captain Claire Keogh making their final appearance for the county. All the matches were hard fought with Kirsten Thorpe winning 1up, Victoria Mayfield winning 3&2, Claire winning 2&1, Beth Swain securing a half and unfortunately Olivia narrowly losing 2&1.
A fantastic win 31/2 –11/2 rounding off a season in which they beat Nottinghamshire for the first time in many years. The 1st Team finished 3rd in the league- the highest finish since the inception of the league.
The 2nd Team played Shropshire and won comprehensively 4-1. Eleanor Parkinson, Ruth Brooks, Sasha Weightman and Aimee Cleminson each won their matches with Hannah Garner-Stephens just being beaten. The team as a whole also finished 3rd place in their league.
Leicestershire and Rutland 1st Team V Lincolnshire= Won 31/2 – 11/2
Leicestershire and Rutland 2nd Team V Shropshire = Won 4- 1
Junior 1st Team Match Report – 27 July 2018
Junior 1st Team Match Report – 27 July 2018
Birstall Golf Club hosted the Midland Region North (MNR) Junior Inter-County League on Friday 27 July 2018. The girls of Leicestershire and Rutland played against Nottinghamshire in the morning and Staffordshire in the afternoon.
For the first time in many years Leicestershire and Rutland beat Nottinghamshire! The three youngest girls on the team secured a point each; Victoria Mayfield, Francesca Brimm and Holly Waterfield. Whilst Captain Claire Keogh and Vice-Captain Kirsten Thorpe came up against strong opposition losing their matches.
On a high from the morning matches – if a little hot in the brilliant sunshine the girls set up to play Staffordshire – traditionally the strongest team in the MNR. Leicestershire and Rutland were gifted a point just before the start when one of the Staffordshire girls was taken ill.
Kirsten Thorpe, Francesca Brimm and Holly Waterfield took their matches to the eighteenth with Kirsten and Holly getting a half each and Francesca narrowly losing her match. Claire Keogh lost 2 &1 and Victoria Mayfield had a walk over.
A great day a Birstall GC where we received a warm welcome. The girls again demonstrated how resilient they can be against tough opposition.
Leicestershire and Rutland V Nottinghamshire = Win 3 - 2
Leicestershire and Rutland V Staffordshire = Lost 2 - 3
GIRLS CHAMPS RESULTS 2018
Girls results can be found here
Girls 2nd Team Match Report
Making their debut for the County, the skills of Eleanor Parkinson (Willesley Park) and Elexis Brown (The Leicestershire GC) were on show in the sunshine in their match against Lincolnshire, played at Trent Lock GC on Sunday July 15, 2018. Unfortunately, due to the early start of school holidays, Leicestershire was only able to field a team of three, thus gifting two points to Lincolnshire. However, undeterred by this disadvantage, the girls demonstrated great tenacity!
Eleanor won her match 2&1. Hannah Garner Stephens (Rothley Park), who has been shining at her club recently, came up against a player who was in a rich vein of form:despite playing very well, Hannah eventually lost her match 4&3. Elexis got off to a great start and was up in her match very early. She sparkled around the greens with magnificent chipping and putting skills. She held her lead for most of the match but her opponent was able to master the last few holes and Elexis lost 2&1.
Well done girls!!
Final Score: L&R 1 - Lincs 4
Junior 1st Team Match Report - 22 April 2018
On Sunday 22 April 2017 new Captain Claire Keogh led out the girls of Leicestershire & Rutland in their first fixture of the season in the Midland Region North Junior Inter-County League. They played against Derbyshire in the morning and Shropshire in the afternoon at Ashbourne Golf Club.
The team had 3 girls making their debut and first taste of the prospect of 36 holes of match play on a very hilly course.
In the match against Derbyshire the result hinged on a tightly fought game played by Victoria Mayfield which went down the 18th all square; holding her nerve with a long putt Victoria won the game 1up. This meant that the team match resulted in a draw - Beth Swain had secured a half point, Francesca Brimm got her first win at this level but the opponents for Holly Waterfield and Claire Keogh proved to be more in form and they lost their games.
With the weather getting colder and the wind stronger the afternoon match against Shropshire was a test of both stamina and skill. Captain Claire Keogh secured the only point with an emphatic win 6 & 5. The other girls tried very hard but were beaten on the day.
Overall, the girls played with spirit and determination. They learned a lot about the strengths and weaknesses of their games but above all they enjoyed the experience.
Thanks as always to the parents for their support.
Leicestershire and Rutland V Derbyshire = Draw 21/2 – 21/2
Leicestershire and Rutland V Shropshire = Lost 1 – 4