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For the fifth year in a row Yorkshire dominated the English Women's Golf Association Northern Counties Match Week held at Arcot Hall Golf Club in Northumberland.

For the fifth year in a row Yorkshire dominated the English Women's Golf Association Northern Counties Match Week held at Arcot Hall Golf Club in Northumberland. Throughout the week, the cream of our region's finest women golfers produced a display of tremendous golf, watched in awe by their supporters and the many spectators who turned out to follow the matches.

With so many England players, county champions and future stars of ladies golf on show, spectators were treated to some of the best golf this region has witnessed and all that can be said is that these girls are a credit to the sport and an absolute joy to watch.

Although Lancashire and Cheshire gave the Yorkshire team a run for their money, a 7.5 to 1.5 victory on the last day against Lancashire secured the title for Yorkshire by a clear 8 points.

Catterick's Jodi Ewart, Curtis Cup player and reigning English Stroke Play Champion, was unbeatable and with 8.5 points out of a possible 9 was the player of the week.

Her Yorkshire team-mate, Naomi Edwards from Ganton, also proved to be a handful, scoring 7.5 points out of a possible 9 - her only defeat was against Durham's Faye Sanderson, losing by one hole.

Other notable performances during the week were Lancashire's Emma Clegg from Mytton Fold Golf Club and Catherine Roberts from Pleasington Golf Club. Emma scored 6 points out of 7 and Catherine 5 points out of 7.

As for the Cheshire players, Natasha Podmore from Delamere Forest helped Cheshire's cause with 6 points out of nine and Charlotte Wild from Mere Golf & Country Club performed excellently adding 4 points out of 6 to her county's overall score.

For County Durham, Heworth's Faye Sanderson and City of Durham's Danielle Roseberry played together in all five morning foursome matches, winning all their games including a memorable 1 hole victory against the mighty Yorkshire.

Both the Cumbria and Northumberland teams performed well but it has to be said that with very few golf clubs to select from, they were always going to struggle against the quality of players available to the other counties.

On a positive note, Northumberland more or less doubled their tally from last year with the help of Ponteland's Ami Storey, who scored 4.5 points out of 10, while Cumbria were helped on their way with 4 points out of a possible 8 from Erin Woodhowe.

Following a presentation of a framed picture to her of all the teams taking part, Arcot Hall's lady captain Christine Fitzpatrick, told the 60 competitors: "This has been the most amazing week at Arcot Hall Golf Club. We have shared with you our lovely course, our clubhouse and our stunning walled garden. We know you have appreciated it as we have seen it through your eyes this week and we all know how proud we are to be members of Arcot Hall.

"We have met with some old friends this week and hopefully made many new ones. To the teams, congratulations to Yorkshire, but there are no losers here this week. You have played some spectacular golf, the best that Arcot has seen on its fairways and I thank you all for that."

Yorkshire qualified for the English County Championships that are being staged at Long Ashton Golf Club, Bristol, from September 15-19.

They will be joined in the final by Warwickshire from Midlands South, Dorset from the South West, Hertfordshire from the East, Leicestershire & Rutland from Midlands North and Sussex from the South.

The week's results:

1. Yorkshire Wins 6 Losses 0 Total Points 34.5

2. Lancashire Wins 3 Losses 2 Total Points 26.5

3. Cheshire Wins 4 Losses 1 Total Points 25

4. Durham Wins 2 Losses 3 Total Points 23.5

5. Cumbria Wins 1 Losses 4 Total Points 13

6. Northumberland Wins 0 Losses 5 Total Points 12.5The week's results:

1. Yorkshire Wins 6 Losses 0 Total Points 34.5

2. Lancashire Wins 3 Losses 2 Total Points 26.5

3. Cheshire Wins 4 Losses 1 Total Points 25

4. Durham Wins 2 Losses 3 Total Points 23.5

5. Cumbria Wins 1 Losses 4 Total Points 13

6. Northumberland Wins 0 Losses 5 Total Points 12.5

 

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