MNR Scratch League 2017 - Round 2

Telford17Our second round match took place at Telford Golf Club in Shropshire on Wednesday 26th July. This time our team played Leicestershire in the morning and Lincolnshire in the afternoon. The heavy overnight rain continued through the first nine holes of the morning round, making conditions very difficult for all players. The sun then came up along with a stiff breeze for the latter part of the round so providing a good all-round test for the team. Our team for the day was, from left to right, Libby Kilbride (making her debut for the Junior team), Esme Hamilton, Laura Abbott, Sharna Betteridge and Jacey Peacock.

The opening match in the morning round against Leicestershire was very tight, with Esme battling hard to gain a half. Libby, Laura and Jacey all played excellent golf to win their matches conclusively while Sharna lost to some very good golf from her Leicestershire opponent. A special mention for Laura, who finished her match on the 10th without dropping a single shot!
The result of the morning round was a win for Notts 3½ to Leics 1½

In the afternoon, the team played very solidly against Lincolnshire with wins for Esme, Libby, Laura and Jacey, with the afternoon score Notts 4 to Lincs 1.

Congratulations to all the team for playing 36 holes on a hilly course in difficult conditions and for playing some excellent golf to go through to the Scratch League Final at Trent Lock on 21st August. Thanks also to the parents who accompanied the girls on the long trip to Telford and to President Maureen Clarke for coming along to support the girls on their day.

Helen Maber
County Captain