LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND LADIES COUNTY 2nd TEAM
Tuesday 9th July 2019 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Nottinghamshire at The Nottinghamshire Golf Club
Our first match of the season was away against Nottinghamshire at The Nottinghamshire Golf Club. The weather was changeable throughout the day. Dry, cloudy and warm for the morning foursomes, followed by sun and an unexpected shower for the afternoon singles. The course was in great condition along with some tricky pin positions on very fast greens. You certainly didn't want to be putting downhill!
We had a mixed start in the opening morning foursomes matches. Alison Smith and Cath Arter lost, Alison Horak and Helen Perry lost, and Sue Holwell and Barbara Suffolk won on the 18th to leave Leicestershire & Rutland trailing 1-2 at the lunchtime break.
It was all to play for in the afternoon singles, however results didn't quite go our way. With some of the Nottinghamshire players playing on their home course, they made very formidable opponents, and unfortunately we couldn't quite come away with the points needed to secure victory. Our ladies fought right to the end, but with one win from Captain Sue Holwell, and two halves from County 1st team Captain Cath Arter, and Barbara Suffolk, the final result went Nottinghamshire's way and the final score was Leicestershire & Rutland 3 - Nottinghamshire 6.
All of the matches were played in good spirit, and despite the result, the girls are already looking for revenge at the return fixture on 8th August at Willesley Park Golf Club.
L&RLCGA 2nd Team Captain