On Thursday 22nd August the Sussex 2nd team played their final match for the Stovold Trophy against Surrey, which turned out to be their toughest! The weather was fine, Haywards Heath GC was in great condition and the opposition were very strong! Half of the Surrey team had played the course during JCMW and after a good Summer holiday of golf they were at their best.
The Surrey team excelled with their strength of hitting and accuracy into the green. However, the Sussex team were not daunted and gave a very good account of themselves and showed fantastic team spirit and character as they fought every inch of the way. The result did not go our way and Surrey won 7-2.
Pat Johns says, “It has been my privilege to accompany the team on three of their matches this season and I would like to add a personal thank you to all the players who have been involved in these hard fought games. Thank you to Ann Carnegie for making the arrangements and we wish Sandra Holman our very best wishes for a continued recovery from her illness.”
The 2nd Team’s season is now over and we await the results from the remaining counties to see who will win the Stovold Trophy for 2019.