A birdie, birdie finish sealed a five shot victory for Aileen Greenfield in the English Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship at St. Enodoc in Cornwall yesterday, 20th June.
She came from a shot behind to beat Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire), ahead of a three-way tie for third place. Her 3 rounds of 78, 75 and 76 secured her 5 shot victory and her 2nd England title having been very close to this title before when she was in a play-off in 2015 and runner-up in 2016.
Aileen trailed Jackie Foster by a stroke going into the final round but it all changed on the back nine. Aileen came home in two-under par, with three birdies in the last four holes, while Foster struggled back in six-over.
“I didn’t look at the scoreboard, I was playing with Jackie but I hadn’t a clue about the scores, I’d just have got too excited otherwise,” said Greenfield.
“It was just a game of patience. The front nine was playing a lot harder than the back and I got though those holes trying to do no worse than a bogey and then I hoped to get the birdies later on.”
Many many congratulations to Aileen! That’s a terrific win and all of Sussex is proud of you.