Day one of the three day SCLGA Championship commenced with unexpected rain after days of wonderful blue skies and sunshine. 32 players battled the weather, coming in a little damp to enjoy a buffet provided by Highwoods Golf Club. The weather cleared for the afternoon and this was definitely reflected by the scores.
The Stobart Cup – Salysa Mason (Cottesmore) – 76 + 71 = 147 (Best Scratch aggregate)
The Grant-White Cup – Salysa Mason – 74 + 69 = 143 (Best Handicap aggregate)
Day 2 of the County Champs was the total opposite of Day 1’s weather with beautiful blue skies and sunshine with a gentle breeze. The matches were close. The last pair out in the morning Rosie Hockey and Heather Tidy had a nail-biting match and had to go back down the 1st to decide who would go through to the quarter finals of the Championship. Rosie prevailed.
Players through to the Championship quarter finals were, Brandy Rook, Yasmin Hang, Katherine Russell, Clarissa Bushell, Chloe Briance, Katie Field, Paula Carver and Rosie Hockey.
Those that didn’t win their morning match played in the afternoon quarter finals of the Championship Plate: Emma Morgan, Tracy Poulsom, Charlotte Topping, Lindsay Young, Sian Southerton, Holly Crompton, Emma Whitlock, and Heather Tidy.
During the quarter finals, Brandy Rook and Yasmin Hang went up the 19th. Yasmin managed to secure her place in the semi-final to be played on Sunday 6th.
Semi-finals of the Championship Plate on Sunday 6th June will see Tracy Poulsom v Charlotte Topping in the first match followed by Holly Crompton v Emma Whitlock. The Championship semi-finals of Yasmin Hang v Clarissa Bushell off first followed by Chloe Briance v Paula Carver.
Day 3 started with even better weather than Day 2 with smiling faces on the first tee from all competitors. Great camaraderie amongst the players which bodes well for County Match Week at Worthing Golf Club commencing 21st June.
The matches all day were a joy to watch. The second semi-final of the Championship Plate in the morning saw Emma Whitlock and Holly Crompton all square on 18th have to play the first hole, then the 18th, then back down the 1st (the Play off holes) before Holly won through to the afternoon final.
We thought we were in for the same again as two of the Championship semi-finalists, Paula Carver and Chloe Briance, came up the 18th fairway. Chloe took this match on the green without the need to head back to the first tee.
It appeared that Holly Crompton was going to have an early win going 6 up early in the round, but Charlotte Topping had other ideas and fought valiantly back. Eventually Holly took the match on the 17th.
The Championship finalists Chloe Briance and Yasmin Hang set off. Yasmin was definitely on her game and there was nothing that Chloe could do. The standard of golf from these finalists was wonderful – but Yasmin had the edge today.
County Champion 2021 – Yasmin Hang