Essex golfer Theresa Fisher swept through to the England Golf women’s Grand Medal Final when she won her regional qualifier by four shots.
Theresa, from Romford Golf Club, scored net 69 – four under her handicap – to win the East regional final at Bishop’s Stortford Golf Club.
She leads 10 players who all booked their places in the Grand Medal Final to find England’s top handicap golfer. They are:
Theresa Fisher (Romford), Jocelyn Faris (Bedford & County), Pam Kaye (Dereham), Jane Tytler (Channels), Jackie Henley (Gosfield Lake), Wendy Plummer (Brookmans Park), Margaret Bentley (Stoke by Nayland), Denise Goodacre (Lambourne), Amy Taylor (Bawburgh), Helen Medley (Stocks).
They’ll play off with qualifiers from five other events at the Grand Medal Final at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire on Thursday, 13 August. It will be a feature of the new Golf Week festival, staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships.
Theresa’s performance in the regional final cut her handicap by two to 24. She commented: “I was very surprised to win, I didn’t expect it. I kept thinking ‘if I can do that score other people will do just as well.’ It was a lovely course and I did enjoy the day.”
Her husband, Kevan, caddied for her and helped her to stay calm throughout the round – and he’s been booked for the Grand Final. “I’m looking forward to it, but I’ll probably have a sleepless night!” she laughed. “I’ve got nothing to lose, I shall just go and enjoy the game.”
All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2014.