Aileen Greenfield and Fiona Edmond will meet in this afternoon’s final of the English senior women’s championship at South Staffordshire Golf Club.
Both sealed their semi-final wins with 18-hole birdies, with Greenfield defeating Caroline Berry 2up and Edmond beating Lulu Housman by one hole.
It means a new name will appear on the trophy. Greenfield, a senior international, has never won this trophy while Edmond, an international back in the early 1990s, is making her debut in senior golf.
Greenfield’s match this morning featured high quality golf and there was never more than a hole between the players. Berry, who had three birdies on the front nine, just had the edge over the first 12 holes.
But Greenfield won 13 to get all square and 14 to go one up. She held on to her lead until the last, rolling in a 10ft putt to put the result beyond doubt.
In the other semi-final Housman started with a winning birdie but the match was all square after three holes. Edmond then moved ahead, winning the fourth and fifth before getting to three up on 10. Housman whittled away at the lead and pulled back to one down with four to play. However, Edmond kept her advantage and set up her closing birdie with a fine approach shot to 18.
Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe, Sussex) beat Caroline Berry (Bromborough, Cheshire) 2up.
Fiona Edmond (Ipswich, Suffolk) beat Lulu Housman (Wyke Ridge, Middlesex) 1up.
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Greenfield v Edmond
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Caption: Aileen Greenfield (left) and Fiona Edmond (image © Leaderboard Photography)