The South West pairing of Amanda Mayne and Jo Shorrocks made up a two-shot deficit to score a narrow win in the Brenda King Foursomes at Coxmoor Golf Club, Nottinghamshire.
They finished the second round with scores of birdie, par, par and won by one stroke from the Surrey partnership of Debbie Richards and Felicity Christine. The 36-hole medal foursomes event is contsted by pairs from all over the country and is the annual finale to the English senior women’s season.
“We are very pleased,” said Mayne, a former England senior international and a member at Saltford in Somerset. “We have never played with each other before –we generally play against each other at County Match Week.” Shorrocks is a member at Bigbury and represents Devon.
After their first round of five-over 79 they trailed Richards and Christine by two shots – and were still two behind with three holes to play.
On the par five 16th Mayne holed a 14ft downhill putt for birdie to reduce the gap to one. They caught up with their playing partners with a par three on the 17th and edged one ahead with a par on the long 18th.
“It was a little bit tight!” said Shorrocks after they returned a second round 80. “It was quite exciting and to a certain extent it was almost like playing matchplay.” Both Shorrocks and Mayne are working to promote senior golf in their counties and encourage more players to take part.
Richards (Burhill) and Christine (Woking) took second place with rounds of 77 83. Richards was a member of England’s winning teams at last year’s European senior championship and the Senior Home Internationals, while Christine is a past British senior champion.
Third place went to Sue Penfold and Andrea Stockdale of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, who scored 86 79, pipping Pauline Bramley (Hallamshire) and Carol Simpson (Horsley Lodge) on countback.
Caption: Amanda Mayne (left) and Jo Shorrocks
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