LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND LADIES COUNTY 2nd TEAM
Thursday 8th August 2019 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Nottinghamshire at Willesley Park Golf Club
This was our final match of the season against Nottinghamshire at Willesley Park Golf Club and the outcome of this match would determine the overall league winners. Based upon the previous match results, Leicestershire & Rutland needed to win by 4 points to qualify for the MIdlands North Regional Finals. It was going to be tough!
The course was in superb condition and the weather made for some very hot golfers. Hydration was the word of the day!
Leicestershire & Rutland ladies played some excellent golf in the morning foursomes and secured a 2-1 lead to set us up for the afternoon singles. Sally Lax (Market Harborough and Alison Smith (Rothley) won 2 up, Cath Arter (Rothley) and Fiona Sharman (Luffenham Heath) won 6&5, but Barbara Suffolk (Lingdale) and Karen Bonser (Willesley) lost 2 down.
The afternoon singles matches were fiercely contested and could have gone in either county's favour. All of the ladies played some fantastic golf and, as always, showed a great team spirit throughout. Sally Lax and Fiona Sharman both took their matches to the 18th hole, but finished on the wrong side of a result, losing 2 down. Barbara Suffolk who had been struggling with a back injury also lost. Cath Arter won her match 4&3, Alison Smith won 3&2, and Karen Bonser also won 3&2. Unfortunately, we could only manage 3 points from the 6 available, which meant that despite the overall win, we just missed out on winning the league which was won by Nottinghamshire.
Overall result : Leicestershire & Rutland 5 - Nottinghamshire 4.
Good luck to Nottinghamshire in the Midlands North Regional Final at Walsall Golf Club on Monday 2nd September.