LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND LADIES COUNTY 2ndTEAM
Thursday 1st August 2019 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Lincolnshire at Luffenham Heath Golf Club
This was our first home match of the season against Lincolnshire in the return fixture at Luffenham Heath Golf Club. After losing our first two fixtures, we knew that a win was needed to keep us in contention for a place in the finals.
Once again we struck lucky with the weather. A beautiful sunny and very warm day welcomed us to Luffenham, and as always, the course was in excellent condition. Leicestershire & Rutland ladies played some excellent golf in the morning foursomes and went into the lunch break 3-0 up. Alison Smith (Rothley) and Clare Bailey (Birstall) won 3&2, Alison Horak (Ullesthorpe) and Sue Holwell (Lingdale) won 4&3, and our two juniors making their senior county debuts, Vicky Mayfield (Rothley) and Francesca Brimm (Glen Gorse) won 4&3.
The afternoon singles began with everyone in confident mood. All matches were all closely contested with half of them going to the 18th hole. Again, the youngsters led the way. Vicky Mayfield secured a half and Francesca Brimm won her match 3&1. The two Alisons - Smith and Horak unfortunately lost their matches, but Clare Bailey and Karen Bonser (Willesley) went all the way to 18 to secure two half points.
This gave us our first win of the season with an overall result of Leicestershire & Rutland 5.5 - Lincolnshire 3.5.