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.
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.