Sussex honour for West Chiltington golfers

West Chiltington ladies, Sussex Division 3 champions

West Chiltington ladies, Sussex Division 3 champions

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West Chiltington’s golfers beat local rivals West Sussex to win the coveted Sussex Division 3 crown last week.

After topping their group which included Littlehampton and Worthing, the West Chilt team overcame Cottesmore in the last eight before a fine win against Sweetwoods in the semi final.

And, so it came down to a nervy final at Eastbourne Downs, against the seven-time winners.

The contest had been even all day, but with two matches on the course Chilt were 3-2 down, with Debbie Gardner two down playing the 17th. She needed to win if Chilt were to triumph. She took the 17th, while a hole ahead, Jacky Porter chipped-in to win the 18th hole and square the match. Gardner then won the 18th to force an extra hole, which she also won to secure the Division 3 title.