2nd Team Match vs. Hampshire
Our annual friendly match against Hants was played at Temple Golf Club on 29th May 2019. The match was played in dry (am) and then wet conditions as the heavens opened up for the afternoon singles. It was great to have some new juniors play this year and start to see them move the teams. We had 7 players as Ann Williams couldn’t stay for the afternoon, so Lucinda Dashwood stepped in to play in the singles.
The team were Gabi Heuchel (East Berks), Vickey Prietzel (Calcot), Cathy Jones (Reading), Bella Kent (Mill Ride), Ann Williams (Goring), Lucinda Dashwood (Berkshire) Charlie Keenan (Reading).
L-R: Lucinda Dashwood (The Berkshire) Ann Williams (Goring) Vicky Prietzel (Calcot) Charlie Keenan (Reading), Cathy Jones (Reading), Gabi Heuchel (East Berks)
The morning round is foursomes: Gabi and Vicky started the match off and won 3&2, Cathy and Bella won 4&3. Unfortunately, Ann and Charlie lost on 18th. Then the rain started, the good news was for the team was a junior competition was due to go out just in front of the singles pm matches, but they all decided it wasn’t the thing to do so! As a result, we were able to get off earlier.
All the games were evenly matched, and it came down to the last putt, in the last match. This was watched by all the team, from the dry of Temples dining room to see Lucinda sinking a 5’ putt to win. The singles finished 3-3.
Therefore, an overall victory to Berkshire 5 to 4. This was a first win in a few years. Thank you very much to all who played and also to Temple for looking after us so well.