KNIGHT CUP SEMI-FINALS & FINALS 2016
at ROMSEY GC
on TUESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
The Knight Cup finals day was held on Tuesday 6th September 2016 which was very humid but thankfully dry. Romsey were the very accommodating hosts, and even their seniors who were waiting to tee off seemed to be very happy once they had seen Kerry Smith drive the first green.
The first semi-final was between Oak Park represented by Lucy Church and Maggie Smith, and Waterlooville represented by Kerry Smith and Bev Pennekett (who won the trophy in both 2014 and 2015). Once Oak Park had recovered from Kerry’s stunning first shot, they fought back and were up by the 4th and remained up, eventually winning 5 & 4.
The second semi-final between Royal Winchester represented by Pauline Davies and Sue Buckett, and Blackmoor represented by Esther Sparrow and Sarah Ellis was a much closer affair with Royal Winchester glad they had taken an early lead when Blackmoor played a delightful chip in followed a few holes later by a lovely tee shot on the par three 10th. The back nine was very close, fluctuating between 1up and 2up to Royal Winchester who eventually won on the 18th hole 1up.
The very exciting final was a totally different match to both the morning matches with Royal Winchester surging to a 4 up lead after 9 holes, however Oak Park started their fight back with a tee shot to about a foot on the par 3 10th and were all square by the 13th and a half on the 14th kept it all square. Royal Winchester then won the 15th, 16th and 17th to win the Knight Cup, for the first time since 1978 (we believe), with a final score of 3 and 1.
Entry forms for the 2017 inter-club knockouts including Knight Cup, Stoneham Cup and North Hants Trophy can be found here >>
Deadline for entries is 24th September, 2016.