Lisa BARTON (Brandon Wood GC) and Melissa NICHOL (Moor Hall GC) commenced their semi final at 09.00 a.m. today at Ladbrook Park GC. They were followed closely by Katrina GANI (Shirley GC) and Mandy NEWEY (Stratford-on-Avon GC) in the second match and we were anticipating two great matches. No rain this morning but the ground underfoot was still very wet although the greens had quickened.......
Lisa and Melissa went on to the 18th hole before Melissa finally won the match with a half, as she had been 1 up after the 17th hole. The match had been very close all round, but Melissa had mostly managed to stay 1 up. Excitement on the difficult Par 4, 4th hole when Lisa landed on the green in 2 and then sank her long putt for a 3. Melissa however was short of the green and then chipped in for a 3!! On the 5th hole Lisa chipped in for a 2 having watched Melissa sink her putt for a 3 and so it went on all morning. So it was not to be two in row for Lisa BARTON, but she certainly had given it her best shot this year.
In the second match, Katrina quickly went 3 up with 3 steady pars and remained with that lead until the 9th when she picked up another hole, making her 4 up by the turn. On the back nine, Katrina picked up another hole on the 10th and parred her way to the 14th when she won the match.
The second match was perhaps not as exciting as the lead match but with steady golf Katrina managed to come out the victor. Mandy, by her own admission was extremely tired after 2 days of 36 holes, but so enjoyed the experiences of the week said "I can't wait for next year's Championship!!"
The final at 1.30 p.m. will be between the youngster Melissa NICOL and Katrina GANI - hope they play well.