So­phie plays star­ring role for Lin­colnshire ladies

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

GREETHAM’S top girl So­phie Beard­sall was in red-hot form as Lin­colnshire blitzed their way to the English Women’s Golf As­so­ci­a­tion Mid­land North county ti­tle.

Played at Ken­wick Park last week, the five-time club cham­pion and her county team-mates crushed their op­po­nents to book their place in Septem­ber’s English Coun­ties Cham­pi­onship fi­nal.

In fact the Lin­colnshire ladies were in such dom­i­nant form on home turf at Ken­wick, they man­aged to set a new com­pe­ti­tion record of 37 wins from 45 matches, ir­re­sistible form which saw them clinch back-to-back ti­tles for the first time ever.

Af­ter a tight 5-4 win against Stafford­shire on the open­ing day, wins against Le­ices­ter­shire and Rut­land, a white­wash against Shrop­shire and an 8.5-0.5 win against Not­ting­ham set the lo­cal lasses well on their way.

And just for good mea­sure Der- byshire were given a good past­ing too, los­ing 8-1 in the fi­nal round last Fri­day as the home side cruised through to this year’s fi­nals which will be held at Kedle­stone Park in Der­byshire.

And hav­ing ended their 20-year hia­tus from the fi­nals last sea­son when com­ing third, Beard­sall hopes to at least match that this time round.

She said: “We all played re­ally well and af­ter a close game on Mon­day, we re­ally hit top form and by Thurs­day we were home and dry but the win against Der­byshire gave us 37 points out of 45 which is a won­der­ful ef­fort from the whole team.

“We know it will be tough at Kedle­stone Park but we are re­ally look­ing for­ward to it. Last year hav­ing not played in the na­tional fi­nals for so long we had no ex­pec­ta­tions but this time round we have more ex­pe­ri­ence so any­thing bet­ter than third would be great.”

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