Juniors v Sussex

Sunday 24th April 2016, Cowdray Park GC

On a sunny, but windy day Hampshire fielded a team with handicaps higher than usual. There appeared to be several interclub Junior matches and  competitions, and England training, which made availability for the lower handicap players very poor.. Sussex, having been made aware of this, stood some of their low handicap players down in an effort to match our handicaps.

However, it gave some of our up and coming juniors a great chance to play a lovely course. Shai-Emily Carter was our acting captain.  Shai-Emily off 12 played Sussex captain Fenella Buss  ( 5) and had a very close game, managing to just squeeze a win of 1 up.  Next in was Charlotte Dack (13) playing Ellen Nicholls ( 12) These girls had the closest handicaps, but Charlotte had a great game and won comfortably. Sadly Hannah Hellyer. Maisie Ord, Grace Atherton, all playing their first game for Hampshire against another county lost their games. In the  final game Rebecca Losh from Sussex had to give Emily Curwood 9 shots.  The game was really close all the way, with Emily being at most 2 up, and at several stages the score was all square. Emily had some great putting to just get a half, or in her last 2 holes, force a win, to win the match 3 and 2.

The final result, Sussex 4, Hampshire 3 was a really good result for an inexperienced team.  The Hampshire players should be proud of themselves.

HAMPSHIRE Club hcp result Sussex hcp
Shai-Emily Carter Sherfield Oaks 12 won Fenalla Buss ( Capt) 5
Charlotte Dack Meon Valley 13 Won Ellen Nicholas 12
Olivia McTigue Hayling 24 lost Lille-Beau Thorpe 13
Hannah Hellyer Hayling 27. Lost Salysa mason 14
Maisie Ord Blackmoor 29 lost Gudrun Nolan 19
Grace Atherton Hartley Wintney 30 lost Anna Wills 19
Emily Curwood Rowlands 34 Won Rebecca Losh 25