Hertfordshire Golf

Jackie Foster part of winning team


Hertfordshire's very own Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford) was part of the England team who have won the European Senior Ladies' Team Championship at BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas, Bulgaria. 

The team finished third in the stroke play qualifying phase to set up a quarter-final match with France.

In a very close encounter that came down to the final match on the 18th hole, England came out 3-2 winners to progress to the semi-finals where they faced Ireland. 

Despite the foursomes match going to extra holes, and the Irish team winning the last singles match, England won the first three singles 2&1 to score an unasailable three points and book a spot in the championship match, where they would face Spain.

In the final, the English team got off to a fast start, going up in four of the five matches after nine holes.

England put the first point on the board with an early 4&3 win from Paula Carver, her third victory of the tournament. A second point closely followed with a 2&1 victory in the foursomes match, leaving England within just one point of their second European Senior Ladies' Team Championship title.

Macarena Campomanes, the reigning European Senior Ladies' Champion, was two holes down to Helen Lowe after nine holes but turned things around, winning 1up on the 18th green to put the Spanish team on the board, and keep hopes of a first European Senior Team Championship title alive.

It wouldn't be enough however, as Aileen Greenfield claimed her third win of the week, and the decisive point for England, with a 2&1 victory on the 17th green.

A huge congratulations to the team!

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