Match Results (2nd Team)

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Midlands North 2nd Team Regional Final

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND LADIES COUNTY 2nd TEAM REPORT

 

The Midlands North Regional Final 2018

 

Thursday 30th August 2018 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Derbyshire at Rothley Golf Club

 

After a fantastic season the Leicestershire & Rutland Ladies County 2nd team won their division beating Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire to secure a place in the Midlands North Regional Final against the reigning champions, Derbyshire. Not only had we qualified, we were also the host county and had the honour of organising the event at Rothley Park Golf Club on Thursday 30th August.

 

Prior to the event the L&RLCGA Committee, the ladies section and the club manager Danny Spillane at Rothley Park GC had worked extremely hard behind the scenes to ensure that everything was in place and that the competition would run smoothly.

 

Both teams arrived at Rothley Park bright and early where we were greeted with a warm welcome from Caroline Simpson (L&RLCGA Competition Secretary and Rothley Park’s Lady Vice-Captain). The sun was shining and all the competitors were in high spirits, Rachel East and Janet Carlin the two captains exchanged their team lists and the morning foursomes were announced on the first tee by the Leicestershire & Rutland County President Moira Page. All Three matches swiftly got underway.

 

Once all three groups had reached the half-way house on the twelfth which was superbly managed on the day by the ladies’ section at Rothley. Suppling tea, coffee, homemade cakes and biscuits for all the players, caddies, spectators and supporters. All of the matches were in Derbyshire’s favour, we were down in all three matches.

Clare Bailey and Katie Underwood (Birstall) finished first losing 6/5, Sue Holwell and Barbara Suffolk (Lingdale) played some excellent golf but unfortunately lost on the 17th hole 2/1. Our last pairing of Karen Bonser (Willesley Park) and Rachel East (Cosby) had been 3 down standing on the 15th tee and they dug very deep and managed to sink some excellent long putts to keep the game alive, they won 15, won 16, halved 17 and won 18 to secure a halve.

After the morning session Leicestershire & Rutland scored 0.5 and Derbyshire scored 2.5.

 

We knew that we had a tough challenge ahead in the afternoon but we were all prepared for the fight back and to play our very best golf in the singles.

The team got off to a flying start, at the half way point in the afternoon it was a totally different story and Leicestershire & Rutland were up in nearly all of the singles matches, you could feel the positivity bussing across the course, we were very fortunate to be playing at home and therefore we had a tremendous amount of support behind our squad which was infectious. Match number one finished on the 17th, Barbara Suffolk (Lingdale) won 3/1, closely followed by Olivia Barrs (Lingdale) who won 1up on the last. The scores were now even Leicestershire &Rutland 2.5 and Derbyshire 2.5. Match number three, Rachel East (Cosby) secured her win on the 17th winning 3/1, which took Leicestershire & Rutland into the lead for the first time. Match number four, Karen Bonser played some great golf but unfortunately lost on the 17th 3/1. Once again the scores were tied with two matches left on the course. Both matches were incredibly tight and the game was becoming increasingly more exciting, Katie Underwood was 1 down standing on the 16th tee and Sue Holwell was 1 up standing on the 16th tee, it could not have been any closer.

Sue Holwell fought hard over the last few holes and teed off on the 18th all square, both Sue and the Derbyshire lady Deb Egalefield had very tough putts on the last green, where the pin was in a difficult position, both players missed their putt and halved the hole so the match was still all square.

Katie Underwood had played some excellent golf over the last three holes, however she entered the last hole 1 down, however she made a regulation 5 which was enough to win the hole and get a half.

 

The final score was Leicestershire & Rutland 4.5 and Derbyshire 4.5. In the event of a tie the game is determine by the number of holes won and lost in each match. Unfortunately, we just missed out 7-11 to Derbyshire.

 

The whole day was fantastic, every match was played in good spirit, both teams were supportive of one another. Rothley Park Golf Club were superb hosts, the greens were in excellent condition, the food was delicious and well organised, the staff were very friendly and accommodating and the ladies section were invaluable. All of the players were united as a team, passionate and enthusiastic to the end.

 

A huge thank you to all of the people who came to support the final, it was lovely to see so much blue on the course. Thank you to Keith Jones our very knowledgeable referee, Peggy Remington our Midland North Representative, Caroline Simpson our competition secretary and Moira Page our County President for all your support and hard work behind the scenes.

 

 For results click here

 

Rachel East 

L&RLCGA 2nd Team Captain 

Created: 20-Sep-18 08:08

Midlands North 2nd Team Results

Midlands Region County 2nd Team Results 2018

 

SHROPSHIRE

pts

DERBYSHIRE

pts

STAFFORDSHIRE

pts

LINCOLNSHIRE

pts

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Pts

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND

pts

 

Home vs Derbys

 

 

Home vs Shrops

 

2.5

 

Home vs Shrops

 

6.5

 

Home vs Notts

 

6

 

Home vs Leices

 

2.5

 

Home vs Notts

 

7

 

Away vs Derbys

6.5

 

Away vs Shrops

 

5

 

Away vs Shrops

 

5

 

Away vs Notts

 

4

 

Away vs Leices

 

2

 

Away vs Notts

 

6.5

 

Home vs Staffs

 

4

 

Home vs Staffs

 

6.5

 

Home vs Derbys

 

3.5

 

Home vs Leices

 

4

 

Home vs Lincs

 

5

 

Home vs Lincs

 

4

 

Away vs Staffs

 

2.5

 

Away vs Staffs

 

5.5

 

Away vs Derbys

 

2.5

 

Away vs Leices

 

5

 

Away vs Lincs

 

3

 

Away vs Lincs

 

5

 

TOTAL

 

17

 

 

19.5

 

 

17.5

 

 

19

 

 

12.5

 

 

22.5

Matches won

Shropshire

Staffordshire

Derbyshire

Lincolnshire

Nottinghamshire

Leicestershire & Rutland

 

1

2

3

2

1

3

 

 

FINALISTS

 

Derbyshire &

Leicestershire & Rutland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Created: 20-Sep-18 08:03

Sunday 5th August 2018 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Lincolnshire at Market Rasen Golf Club

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND LADIES COUNTY 2nd TEAM REPORT 4

 

Sunday 5th August 2018 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Lincolnshire at Market Rasen Golf Club

 

This was our final match of the season against Lincolnshire at Market Rasen Golf Course and the outcome of this match would determine the overall league winners. Based upon the previous match results Leicestershire & Rutland needed a half or a win to qualify for the Midlands North regional Finals.

 

Leicestershire & Rutland fielded a strong side Cath Arter (Rothley), Clare Bailey (Birstall), Rachel East (Cosby), Alison Horak (Ullesthorpe), Sally Lax (Market Harbourgh), Alison Smith (Rothley) and Barbara Suffolk (Lingdale). All of the players had represented the 2nd team in previous matches throughout the season and were united as a squad.

 

The course was in superb condition and proved to be a very good test of golf, with some interesting holes which overlooked the racecourse. The weather conditions were also testing with temperatures reaching 29 degrees.

 

Leicestershire & Rutland ladies played some excellent golf in the morning foursomes games and secured a 2- 1 lead to set us up for the singles. Cath Arter and Alison Smith won 3&2, Clare Bailey & Rachel East won 1up and Alison Horak & Barbara Sulfolk lost 1down.

 

The afternoon singles matches were all very close after the front 9 holes and lots of matches could have gone in either county’s favour. All of the ladies played some tremendous golf and showed great team spirit and comaradary. The first two matches both went to the 18th hole, one match went to Lincolnshire and one went to Leicestershire & Rutland. Barbara Suffolk lost 2down and Sally Lax won 1up. Cath Arter out third, lost to a very talented up and coming junior, Courtney Martland. Clare Bailey won 4&3 to make the score 4-3 to Leicestershire & Rutland with two matches left out on the course. We needed to win one of the last two matches to win the game and the league. Rachel East was one up playing the 17th and managed to win the hole to secure a win for the team. Alison Horak fought well in the final match and played some great golf but unfortunately lost. All of the matches were played in great spirit and the final score was Leicestershire & Rutland 5 and Lincolnshire 4. 

 

A fantastic result for Leicestershire & Rutland, not only did they win the match, they have also won the League and will represent the area in the Midlands North Regional Final on Thursday 30th August 2018 at Rothley Golf Course. The last time Leicestershire & Rutland qualified was in 2012, when Moira Page was County 2nd team Captain and this year she is our County President.

 

Rachel East 

L&RLCGA 2nd Team Captain 

 

Click here for the results sheet.

Created: 06-Aug-18 12:24

Monday 30th July 2018 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Nottinghamshire at Radcliffe on Trent Golf Club

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND LADIES COUNTY 2nd TEAM REPORT 3

 

Monday 30th July 2018 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Nottinghamshire at Radcliffe on Trent Golf Club

 

This was our first away match of the season against Nottinghamshire at Radcliffe on Trent Golf course and as a team we knew that all three counties were in contention for winning the league. However, we needed a win to keep us in the running.

 

Once again the weather was beautiful and the course was in excellent condition. Leicestershire & Rutland ladies played some excellent golf in the morning foursomes games and secured a 2- 1 lead to set us up for the singles. Cath Arter (Rothley) & Alison Horak (Ullesthorpe) won 2&1, Karen Bonser (Willesley) & Rachel East (Cosby) won 3&2 and Olivia Barrs & Barbara Sulfolk (Lingdale) lost.

 

The afternoon singles matches got off to a fantastic start with the first two matches both finishing on the 15th hole, Cather Arter and Karen Bonser both won 4&3 to increase Leicestershire & Rutlands lead to 4-1.

News of the two wins and the score rippled through the remaining matches and raised both the spirits and the performances of the remaining players. Rachel East secured a 2&1 win, and the last 3 matches all went down to the 18th, Barabara Sulfolk won 1up, Olivia Barrs lost 1 down and Alison Horak battled hard for a halve.

 

The final score was Leicestershire & Rutland 6.5 and Nottinghamshire 2.5. All of the Leicestershire & Rutland Ladies played some fantastic golf to secure a great win, which has put Leicestershire & Rutland in a good position of contention for our final match against Lincolnshire on Sunday 5th August.  

 

Rachel East 

L&RLCGA 2nd Team Captain 

 

Click here for the results sheet

Created: 01-Aug-18 15:57

Sunday 15th July 2018 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Nottinghamshire at Rothley Golf Club

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND LADIES COUNTY 2nd TEAM REPORT 2

 

Sunday 15th July 2018 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Nottinghamshire at Rothley Golf Club

 

At the beginning of the week I was becoming increasingly concerned about this match, as England were in the semi-finals of the World Cup the first time in 28 years. There was speculation about what would happen if England were in the final. Which was going to clash with our match. However, England were unsuccessful and the Leicestershire & Rutland v Nottinghamshire match at Rothley Park Golf Club could continue as planned. 

 

The weather was once again very hot and humid; the course was in fantastic condition considering how dry it had been. We got off to a great start in the morning foursomes, all three matches were incredibly tight and all were decided on the 18th green but they all went in Leicestershire’s favour. The pairs were very strong and fought hard to secure 2.5 points. Sue Holwell & Barbara Suffolk (Lingdale) won 1up, Cath Arter & Alison Smith (Rothley) halved and Clare Bailey & Katie Underwood (Birstall) won 1up. 

 

We all went into the afternoon singles feeling very positive, again the matches were very close with the possibility of every match going either way. Half of the matches went to the 18th hole. 

Leicestershire & Rutland played excellent golf and secured 4.5 points out of 6 in the singles to achieve an overall result Leicestershire & Rutland 7 - Nottinghamshire 2. 

 

I am very proud to report that Cath Arter (Rothley & L&RLCGA Captain) halved her foursomes match in the morning with Alison Smith and won her singles in the afternoon to secure 6 points, successfully achieving her 2nd team County colours. 

 

A great day for sport, Djokovic won the men’s Wimbledon final, France won the football World Cup, Brandon Stone won the Scottish open and Leicestershire & Rutland’s Ladies 2nd team had a fantastic win over Nottinghamshire. Well done to all who played. 

 

Rachel East 

L&RLCGA 2nd Team Captain 

 

Click here for the results sheet

Created: 01-Aug-18 15:49
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