Cottesmore on course for Sussex golf honours

CTSPORT- Cottesmore Golf Clubs' Sussex County squads
CTSPORT- Cottesmore Golf Clubs' Sussex County squads

Cottesmore Golf and Country Club’s ladies are in a strong position to qualify for the Sussex County Division 2 and Division 3 quarter finals.

An oustanding 5.5-1.5 win at home to Chartham Park kept the Division 2 squad, captained by Jenny Frei, in the running for the last eight of the competition. Qualification rests on a home clash against Bognor later this month.

Team members were Daria Blaze, Annette Walsh, Ann Morgan, Viv Lyons, Hazel Brown, Meg Mitchell. Frei said: “There were some really tight matches and a win on the 18th which showed how close and hard we had to work for the victory but it was well worth it.”

Cottesmore’s Division 1 team ran out 5-2 winners against Singing Hills. Captain Pat Johns said: “The course played very differently from the past few weeks – the round was very slow, so staying patient and playing well paid good dividends.” The Division 1 squad will hbope for a solid finish to the season when theyh face Singing Hills.

And in Division 3, Cottesmore beat East Sussex 4.5 – 2.5. Captain Margaret Swatman said after the match “Many thanks to all the team, and in particular Gail Fee who won in spite of not being a hundred percent, and Irene Wake who, playing her first match back from injury, sank a lovely long putt on the 18th in front of an audience of both teams hushed on the balcony to clinch her game and the match.” The squad, which also inclides Margaret Swatman, Karen Stafford, Peggy Beadell, Pauline Kirkman and Sandra Morfey, with reserve Mary Grange appears to be in an unbeatable position with qualification to the Quarter Finals now well in their sights.

Swatman added: “Great teamwork has contributed to a fantastic set of results.”