LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND
LADIES’ COUNTY GOLF ASSOCIATION
Junior 1st & 2nd Team Report
The Midland Northern Region Girls Festival of Golf held at Trent Lock GC on Monday 21 August 2017 provided the backdrop for the finals day of the inter- county leagues.
The 2nd Team played Shropshire with something of an advantage because Shropshire could not field a full team; Ruth Brooks and Eleanor Parkinson (on debut) therefore claimed their points. The other matches were very close. Holly Waterfield lost 2 & 1 while Francesca Brimm lost on the final green (2 down). However, Victoria Mayfield managed to secure the winning point beating her opponent 2 & 1.
Leicestershire and Rutland V Shropshire = Won 3 - 2
When all the calculations were completed Leicestershire and Rutland Girls came out as overall runners-up to Lincolnshire in the 2nd Team League – a great achievement!
The 1st Team played Lincolnshire in their final match of the season. We made a good start, putting a point on the board when an opposition player dropped out at very short notice. But despite showing great tenacity after going down early on in the remaining matches, Olivia Barrs, Beth Swain, Claire Keogh and Katie Leck could not secure any further points.
Leicestershire and Rutland V Lincolnshire = Lost 1 - 4
The 1st Team finished in a creditable 4th place in their league, so well done to everyone involved!