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Saturday 11th June - Dudsbury Golf Club

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Cornwall II travelled to Dudsbury Golf Club on Saturday 11th June by minibus.

We had a good journey and arrived in time to check into our rooms and prepare for a practice round. The weather was perfect.
In the evening we enjoyed a tasty meal. After a comfortable night's sleep we awoke to heavy rain.

After a hearty breakfast, ready with waterproofs, players prepared on the range and putting green.

Meanwhile the rain cleared and we managed to play the foursomes and singles matches in bright and breezy conditions.
Nikki has posted a great timeline of photos and comments on the CLCGA Facebook page.

We established a good lead after the foursomes, winning 2 matches and halving the other.
So onto the afternoon, 2.5 points required to win. After 9 holes Cornwall looked very comfortable, but as we all know with golf determination and digging in can see the opposition gradually erode a comfortable lead and so Dorset made a great fight back. Towards the end it was getting tight and 2.5 points were hard to come by.

Leading the way Victoria Pawley sealed the first afternoon point with a 7&5 win...a birdie putt on 13. Playing at Number 6, the 2nd point was achieved by Megan Giles 6&4.

So we waited and finally debutant Cath Hopkins claimed the valuable winning point on the 17th green.

An exciting finish saw 12 year old Lilli Ham from Dorset holing a long birdie putt on 18 and Emily Wilson held her nerve to hole a 12 footer for birdie to halve their match! We witnessed plenty of stunning golf from both sides...at times it was a birdie fest!

I was delighted to award Megan Giles & Victoia Pawley with their 2nd team colours on what will be their final appearance for the 2nd team, as they are in line for 1st team colours after Matchweek 2016.
Dudsbury is a great venue, a well presented course which requires careful management.

Thanks go to:
Nikki Hodge for her time & support;
Cornish players: Megan, Cath, Gemma, Victoria, Danielle, Olivia & Emily;
Tracey Bryant and her players for making us so welcome;
Dudsbury Golf Club's staff for making our stay such a relaxing and pleasant experience.

Finally Dorset visit Churston Golf Club to play Devon II on Sunday 31 July 2016 and we welcome Devon II to Perranporth on Sunday 4th September 2016.

A very proud Cornwall Vice Captain Sue Roworth