What a wonderful day to be beside the seaside! The sun shone over Worthing today, and the temperatures soared as Sussex took on last year’s winners of the National Finals, Hampshire.
A tried and tested partnership in Chelsea/Paula, together with newly forged partnerships in Chloe/Jelina and Aileen/Penny played some very exciting foursomes matches in the morning to have 2-1 notched on the board by lunch time. Great to see Rita back on Aileen’s bag (and buggy!) and dad Steve out with Chelsea.
With all to play for in the afternoon and Chelsea out first, she came back from dormy 2 with a birdie on the 18th to secure a well fought half. Aileen closed out her nail biting match on the 18th, with Chloe playing some great golf to secure a comfortable win. Katherine, playing anchor in the singles again, had a fantastic eagle on the par 5 16th hole (which sadly she didn’t get to see go in!) to help her close out her match 3&1.
Hampshire were really tough competition, and the match was played in great sporting spirit, our three top cheerleaders found it a delight to watch as we secured a 5.5-3.5 win.
We saw truly glorious conditions, with the course and its wildflowers looking its very best. Everything is lined up for a truly thrilling final day on Friday, with Sussex playing Surrey, foursomes start 9.05, singles from 14.04.
Please come along to support the team on Friday to cheer us on – don’t forget to wear yellow!
Click here for the full day’s results.
Sussex would like to thank our Sponsors, The Event & Exhibition Partnership, JRB Golf and Woolly Bear Design for their funding and support for County Match Week this year.