Hampshire had an ace morning at Women’s County Finals, winning all three foursomes against Nottinghamshire with the help of a hole-in-one from Adrian Myrlea.
The 17-year-old made short work of the 184-yard 16th at Felixstowe Ferry, Suffolk, where her three-wood landed just short and then rolled straight into the hole.
It was her first hole-in-one and meant Myrlea (pictured top) and partner Kerry Smith were dormie 2up. A par on 17th gave them the 2/1 win and added to a memorable week for Myrlea.
She passed her driving test on Monday and yesterday, also in partnership with Smith, scored Hampshire’s first point of the championship, with another foursomes win.
Hampshire, the 2014 champions, are seeking their first match win of the week and this is their best start so far. Kelly Travers and Sammi Keen scored the first point, winning 4/3 and Aimee Paterson and Raffi Dyer completed the clean sweep, winning 2/1.
Meanwhile the hosts, Suffolk, had the distinction of becoming the first team to take a whole point off Yorkshire. County champion Alice Barlow and team captain Vanessa Bell eagled the second and birdied the third, fourth and fifth to get to four up – and went on to win 4/2.
However, the northerners were in typically strong form in the other two games. Hannah Holden and Charlotte Heath won 4/3 while the anchor pair of Olivia Winning and Megan Lockett eased to a 6/5 win.
Defending champions Gloucestershire won all three of their games. The partnership of Alex Saunders and 14-year-old Ffion Tynan kept up their 100% record with their third win from three outings so far, this one by the margin of 6/4.
Ebonie Lewis and Caley McGinty won 2/1 and Claudia Ovens and Grace Connelly completed the morning score with their 3/2 win
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