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New County Champion Crowned

After an exciting weekend of play at Betchworth Park, Sarah Mardani became the new County Champion, beating Ellen Yates 1up in the final.

With the weather being very kind on both matchplay days, the players were able to enjoy playing in warm weather conditions for almost the first time this year. 

 

Abbi Rowlands finished in the top qualifying spot on Friday.  Matches on Saturday morning and afternoon - proceeded well, with the closest being the defeat of Nicola Taylor by Ellen Yates on the 18th.  The semi-final line-up was

Abbi Rowlands v Ellen Yates

Alex Phelps v Sarah Mardani

 

Sunday morning saw Ellen in wonderful form and helped by Abbi having some trouble on the greens.  Sarah and Alex battled it out, with Alex staging a late comeback, but Sarah held on for victory on the 16th hole.

 

The final was very evenly balanced, both players playing controlled golf.   Sarah crept into a lead in the back 9 before Ellen staged a fight-back resulting in them going down the 18th with Sarah 1up.  With both players recording a par on this long hole, Sarah emerged victorious to claim the Championship.

 

Congratulations to her and all the players who made it through to the qualifying stages. 

 

Pictures to follow. 

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