Ganton was once again in fantastic condition for the annual match against the Yorkshire Girls. Tom Bibby was making his debut for the East Riding playing alongside Henry Howarth but ran into some inspired golf from Nicola and Lucy who made a clutch of birdies to inflict a 3 & 2 defeat.
Team Captain Matty Raybould and Nathan Wright produced some great golf finishing their match 5 under par and 3 & 2 winners over the Girls' Captain Laura Morrison and her partner Jess Stephenson.
The other three matches all went to the 18th hole and produced some very tense drama. The first to reach the 18th was Matty Jessop and Eddie Pearson who had clawed their way back from 3 down to draw level only to finally lose by just the one hole to Tony Louise Naylor and Libby Kilbride.
Joe Allenby and Jude Tarbotton were 3 up at the turn but the girls pairing of Chloe Hartley and Caroline Cronin fought back to draw level on the 18th tee after Chloe just missed a hole in one on the short 17th hole. It was Joe who kept his nerve and made the winning putt to get the 1 up win.
The final pair of Jack Maxey and Lewis Hunt were playing Charlotte Eastwood and Hannah Eaton also reached the 18th all square. The girls hit perfect drives onto the fairway and the boys found the left and right rough. Both had to chip out but a fantastic 8 iron third shot from Lewis left him with a 12 foot putt for the match after the girls failed to make pars. With the final result in the balance Lewis calmly rolled his putt into the hole and the match was won.
The match was played in great spirit with both teams playing hard but pair. Many thanks to Juliet Aggar the Yorkshire Girls Organiser and to all the girls for their great play. The next match is at Bridlington Golf Club on May 25th against Leeds union. Everyone is very welcome to come and watch some great golf!
|Matty Raybould & Nathan Wright||beat||Laura Morrison & Jess Stephenson||3 & 2|
|Tony Louise Naylor & Libby Kilbride||beat||Eddie Pearson & Matty Jessop||1 up|
|Nicola Slater & Lucy Raspin||beat||Henry Howarth & Tom Bibby||3 & 2|
|Joe Allenby & Jude Tarbotton||beat||Chloe Hartley & Caroline Cronin||1 up|
|Jack Maxey & Lewis Hunt||beat||Charlotte Eastwood & Hannah Eaton||1 up|