Ladies celebrate final thriller

ROYSTON ladies centenary celebrations continued as they claimed the Grace Norman Trophy after a closely-fought match with Girton. In the semi-finals of the Inter Club Foursomes played at Ramsey, Royston, pictured, defeated last year s winners St Neots 3-

ROYSTON ladies' centenary celebrations continued as they claimed the Grace Norman Trophy after a closely-fought match with Girton.

In the semi-finals of the Inter Club Foursomes played at Ramsey, Royston, pictured, defeated last year's winners St Neots 3-0.

Girton set up their encounter with Royston, seeing off Ely City 212-12 in the other semi-final.

In the final Girton were the first to strike when Fiona McGlashen and Margaret McCall won their match against Jenny Jarvis and Val Squires four and three.


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The top match between Royston's Jenny McGuigan and Jenny Middlemass and Girton's Jane McGuffog and Rosemary Walker saw the Royston pair take a one-hole lead after nine holes.

Although Girton squared the match, McGuigan and Middlemass regained the lead, and won the final hole to take the match two-up.

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In the third match, play was evenly contested and Girton's Sue Hill and Pauline Downes led by one hole after nine.

Tracey Parsons and Bridget Long squared the match with a birdie on the 13th and took the lead after a solid par on the 16th.

With the tension mounting, Girton suffered a penalty shot on the last hole after losing their ball from the tee.

This opened the door for Parsons and Long to win the hole for a two-up victory, and the pair secured a deserved 2-1 win for Royston.

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