The LONGEST DAY (Day 4) at MENTMORE
Val Barker - Thursday, 21 June, 2012
First out was Melissa this afternoon who eventually lost her match 2 and 1 - I think she must have used up all that inner strengh over the past few days.
Katrina was next out and once again went the whole course, managing 1/2 point as she finished All square. The only winner of the afternoon was Claire HOWELLS who had a magnificent win 7 and 5.
Unfortunately the other three matches - Hannah COLES, Kath ASHLEY and Lisa BARTON all lost games 4 and 3, 4 and 3 and 3 and 2 respectively.
Lisa played a young, up and coming star golfer and played a very steady round, only to lose. Shot of the day or maybe the week however, came from Lisa on the 9th hole Par 3. Her caddy said "Lisa's tee shot just caught the overhanging branch of a tree resulting in the ball landing in a lateral water hazard ditch. Without hesitation, match All Square at this point, Lisa donned her waterproof bottoms and climbed into the ditch, standing in 3 inches of water. The shot was about 60 yards and Lisa managed to get the ball out through the overhanging branches and landed it in the heart of the green and 2 putted to make a 4". Her opponent who had landed her tee shot on to the green, then went on to three putt probably because she was stunned at Lisa's shot and they halved the hole.
Score at the end of the day was Warwickshire 3 1/2 to Oxfordshire 5 1/2.
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