Bronze medal delight for England’s senior women

first_img4 Sep 2013 Bronze medal delight for England’s senior women England beat the Netherlands 4-1 today to win the bronze medal at the European senior ladies’ team championship at Bled, Slovenia. The team shrugged off the disappointment of their semi-final defeat with an excellent performance and they dominated the bronze-medal play-off. “They were magnificent and they are really chuffed,” said team captain Pat West. “They came out fighting and pretty much led from the front all the way.” By the time the first three groups had passed through the 14th with England three up in each, the writing was on the wall. And, although one singles match was lost, the medal was comfortably secured. The cahnmpionship was won by Ireland, who beat Italy in the final. Caption: The England team pictured at the prize ceremony (from left): Cath Rawthore, Amanda Mayne, Chris Quinn, Janet Melville, Pat West (captain), Sue Dye and Caroline Berry. Results Foursomes Caroline Berry (Bromborough) & Amanda Mayne (Saltford) beat Karin Berghuijs & Carola Vidor 1 up Singles     Chris Quinn (Hockley) beat Tita Mc Cart 2 up Cath Rawthore (Sale) beat Siene Dresselhuys 5/3 Sue Dye (Delamere Forest) lost to Nan Croockewit 3/2 Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) beat Laurence Nolte 3/2   6th September 2013 England target bronze in Euro championship England’s hopes of a gold medal in the European senior ladies’ team championship were dashed today, when they lost 3½ –1½ to Italy in the semi-final. They will play the Netherlands tomorrow for the bronze medal, while Ireland and Italy battle it out for the gold at Bled, Slovenia. “Obviously it’s disappointing, but we are just going to have to get up and win the bronze,” said team captain Pat West. “There’s all to play for.” English senior stroke play champion Sue Dye won her match and senior amateur champion Janet Melville halved – while the three other games ended in Italy’s favour, but agonisingly close. “We lost three on the 18th, but there was some fantastic golf played,” said Pat. “It was a very high standard match on both sides.” The foursomes pairing of Caroline Berry and Amanda Mayne were one down playing the last and their opponents hung on to their advantage. Exactly the same fate befell Chris Quinn in the top singles, while Cath Rawthore, who was all square on the tee, lost the hole when her opponent slotted in a 10-footer. Results England v Italy Foursomes Caroline Berry (Bromborough) & Amanda Mayne (Saltford) lost to Francesca Christillin & Emanuela Gumirato 1 down      Singles Chris Quinn (Hockley) lost to Giovanna Foglia 1 down Cath Rawthore (Sale) lost to Clotilde Fasolis Costa 1 down Sue Dye (Delamere Forest) beat Camilla Dettori 3/2 Janet Melville(Sherwood Forest) halved with Silvia Valli Tomorrow’s order of play The Netherlands v England Foursomes Karin Berghuijs & Carola Vidor v Caroline Berry & Amanda Mayne Singles     Tita Mc Cart v Chris Quinn Siene Dresselhuys v Cath Rawthore Nan Croockewit v Sue Dye Laurence Nolte v Janet Melville   5th September 2013 England’s senior women reach Euro semi-finals England beat Germany 3½–1½ today to reach the semi-finals of the European senior ladies’ team champion in Bled, Slovenia. They play Italy tomorrow, while the Netherlands take on Ireland in the other half of the draw. Team captain Pat West was quick to heap praise on her players: “It was a brilliant result, absolutely superb,” she said. “I am very proud of them, their determination was fantastic.” The team’s foursomes pairing of Caroline Berry and Amanda Mayne were on fine form and after getting to three up at the turn stayed in charge to win their game 3/2. Chris Quinn (image copyright Leaderboard Photography), however, had to pull off a remarkable fightback to secure her point. She was five down at the turn but, with the aid of some birdie golf, pegged back her opponent and emerged as the 2 up winner on the 18th. “She was just magnificent,” said Pat. Cath Rawthore – who is making her international debut – came through a close match, winning the 15th and 16th to get to 2up, before halving the 17th. Behind her, Sue Dye lost, but Janet Melville, who had been three down after nine, got back to all square. Today’s results Foursomes Caroline Berry (Bromborough) & Amanda Mayne (Saltford) beat Karin Gumpert & Sigrid Amtsberg 3/2      Singles Chris Quinn (Hockley) beat Tessa Oldenbourg 2 up Cath Rawthore (Sale) beat Cornelia Schmidt Stützle 2/1      Sue Dye (Delamere Forest) lost to Chris Utermarck 3/2          Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) halved with Dagmar Lehmann      Tomorrow’s order of play England v Italy Foursomes Caroline Berry & Amanda Mayne v Francesca Christillin & Emanuela Gumirato Singles      Chris Quinn v Giovanna Foglia Cath Rawthore v Clotilde Fasolis Costa Sue Dye v Camilla Dettori Janet Melville v Silvia Valli   4th September 2013 England senior women qualify third in Euro championship England have qualified in third place for the matchplay stages of the European senior ladies’ team championship at Bled, Slovenia. Their first opponents in the knock out are Germany, who qualified sixth, but were only five shots behind England. “The scoring is very close,” said team captain Pat West. “There isn’t much between any of us and our team have done very well.” English senior stroke play champion Sue Dye provided the highlight today when she holed her second shot for an eagle two on the first hole. She followed up with a birdie on the next and was one-under at the turn, before slipping back on the difficult back nine. The team’s scoring was led by new international, Cath Rawthore, who had rounds of 76, 78 on the par 73 course.   The 36 holes of stroke play qualifying were played over two days in glorious, sunny weather on a course which is both picturesque and tough. The leading eight teams go forward to contest the medals in the championship matchplay, while the other seven play for place. England qualifying scores (the best five scores count each round):   154 Cath Rawthore (Sale) 76 78 155 Caroline Berry (Bromborough) 75 80 159 Chris Quinn (Hockley) 81 78 162 Sue Dye (Delamere Forest) 83 79 163 Amanda Mayne (Saltford) 82 81 164 Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) 82 82 Leading qualifiers 1 Netherlands 2 France 3 England 4 Ireland 5 Sweden 6 Germany 7 Italy 8 Spain Tomorrow’s draw Germany v England Foursomes Karin Gumpert & Sigrid Amtsberg v Caroline Berry & Amanda Mayne Singles Tessa Oldenbourg v Chris Quinn Cornelia Schmidt Stützle v Cath Rawthore Chris Utermarck v Sue Dye Dagmar Lehmann v Janet Melvillelast_img read more

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Jenny Clink becomes England Golf President

first_img Tags: England Golf, Volunteers 25 Apr 2019 Jenny Clink becomes England Golf President Gloucestershire’s Jenny Clink has taken office as the 2019 President of England Golf.Jenny, a member at Lilley Brook Golf Club, took up her new role at today’s annual meeting of England Golf, held at its Woodhall Spa headquarters. Graham Yates of Somerset becomes the President Elect.Jenny succeeds Northumberland’s Desmond Duffy. She has shared her love of the game throughout her life, inspiring new players and taking on a host of roles at club, county and national level.Among them, she chaired the English Women’s Golf Association, which later merged with the English Golf Union to form England Golf. Within her county she has been Gloucestershire’s county captain and president.Jenny has also had close involvement with championship golf, both as a sought-after referee and as a successful England captain. Her commitment to the sport has been recognised with England’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her services to golf.Graham Yates is a member at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club. He has been a golf volunteer for over 45 years and joined the board of directors of the English Golf Union in 2007.He played a key role in the merger which created England Golf in 2012, and he continued as a director of the new organisation until 2017. For the last three years he was chairman of the board.Two new Board members were appointed at the AGM, with Buckinghamshire’s Phillipa Cook and Yorkshire’s Kevin Tucker elected as directors.Phillipa, a member at Woburn, is a lifelong golfer and has been involved with county golf for 16 years. She has undertaken a variety of roles, including that of county captain, website administrator and lead course rater for the county. She represents Midlands South on the England Golf championship working group.Kevin, a member at Saltburn-by-the-Sea for 50 years, was an England regional squad player in his youth. He has chaired the England selectors and been an England men’s squad manager and team captain, notably at the 2017 World Amateur Team Championship when England were silver medallists. He is the 2019 Yorkshire President.last_img read more

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