County Finals Day 4
Match v Norfolk
The first point in the Foursomes was secured by Billie - Jo and Tilly, followed by a half won by India and Ellise. Morning score 1 1/2 - 1 1/2.
The afternoon singles proved to be exciting and nail biting.
The wining 1/2 point was secured by Billie - Jo securing the half with a fantastic shot of over 200 yards to the 18th green. A great effort from being 5 down.
Well played to the team. Final result - 5 - 4.
Report from EG
In the first match on the course Lincolnshire earned a narrow 5-4 win over Norfolk helped in no small measure by the battling Billy-Jo Smith who was four down with four to play against Eve Neild in the singles. However, she escaped with a halved match helped by hitting a three-wood to three-feet at the par-5 final hole.
The match was close right from the start with the two teams sharing the foursomes 1 ½ – 1 ½ before Lincolnshire squeezed home with victories from India Clyburn, Tilly Garfoot and Meg Illingworth in the singles. Abigail O’Riordan and Tiffany Mills were the winners for Norfolk.
Results from all matches may be viewed on www.englandgolf.org.
County Finals Day 3
Day 3 Gloucestershire
Having lost the morning Foursomes, the team regrouped and halved the afternoon singles against a competitive Gloucester . India and Meg posted wins whilst Billie - Jo and Ellise both scored half a point. Match result 6 - 3.
Report from EG
Gloucestershire went into the third day with victories over Norfolk and Surrey already under their belts and against Lincolnshire they quickly got into their stride with foursomes victories from Bethan Popel and Alex Saunders, Ffion Tynan and Issy Hopkins and Claudia Ovens and Ebonie Lewis.
Lewis beat Helen McDougall 4 & 2 in the top singles while Popel secured a 5 & 3 victory over Tilly Garfoot and Tynan and Saunders halved against Billie-Jo Smith and Ellise Rymer. India Clyburn and Meg Illingworth secured consolation victories for Lincolnshire against Sam Round and Megan Bartlett.
Tomorrow’s opponents are Norfolk, who recorded their first win.
Full results on the England Golf website.
EG Women’s County Finals - Day 2
Women’s County Finals Day 2
Morning Foursomes - Groundhog Day losing 3 - 0
Unfortunately the team couldn’t repeat the fantastic result of yesterday.
They were playing a very determined and talented Buckinghamshire team, who wanted a win after a defeat on their first day. The rough , wind at times and putting greens not to our liking didn’t help. There were good wins for one of the oldest members of the team (Helen) and the youngest, Ellise in the afternoon singles. Final result - loss 7 - 2.
Report from EG
Buckinghamshire collected their first win of the Finals when they beat Lincolnshire 7-2.
On the previous day, Lincolnshire recovered from losing the foursomes 3-0 to beat Surrey 5-4 but there was no similar reprieve this time. They were again whitewashed in the morning and then also lost the first two singles 5 & 4 when first Indian Clyburn went down to Alice Kozlowsky and then Billie-Jo Smith was beaten by Thalia Kirby. Ellise Rymer did pull a point back with a 3 & 2 victory over Grace Rigby-Walden but Rosie Bee Kim and Olivia Lee extended Buckinghamshire’s advantage before Helen McDougall earned a consolation point for Lincolnshire with a 6&5 win over Susanna Mitterer.
Tomorrow’s match is against defending champions Gloucestershire.
Details of all matches may be viewed on the England Golf website.
England Golf Women’s County Finals
Lincolnshire battled back to secure a 5-4 victory against Surrey on the first day of the Women’s County Finals at Delamere Forest Golf Club, Cheshire.
Despite being 3-0 down going after the morning foursomes, Lincolnshire were able to secure their first point of the week after winning five out of six available points in the afternoon’s single matches. The stand-out performance came from Meg Illingworth who won 5&4 over Gabby Shacklady.
Lincolnshire’s India Clyburn, Billie-Jo Smith and Ellise Rymer all won by one whilst the game was secured by Helen McDougal on the 17th after beating Jessica Adams of Surrey by two.
Lincolnshire Team Captain, Helen Dawson, said the team proved what they could do: “They believe in themselves, they believe in each other and this afternoon they proved they can do it. You have to be confident, we all think we’re going to win, we all hope we’re going to win, we’ll all do our best to win.
She added: “[after the morning foursomes] I think we thought we had nothing to lose, just go for it and don’t play it too safe.”
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County Finals - Day 1
Match v Surrey
After the morning Foursomes, the team were 3 - 0 down. A great fight back saw the team winning the singles 5 - 1. The overall result of Day 1 - 5 - 4.
Tomorrows match is against Buckinghamshire, tee off at 8.30.
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