The East Region Team Trophy was held at St Ives GC, Cambs on Sunday 22nd September.
Representing Hertfordshire were Emmanuelle Hewson (Captain) from Mid Herts, Rebecca Jennings - Berkhamsted, Sian Pickford - Knebworth, Louisa Malloy - Sandy Lodge, Sai Murukuntla - West Herts and Alice Maskell - Bishops Stortford.
The format of the competition is unusual but it gives up and coming players a good experience of team golf and a chance to represent the county.
The team consists of 6 players, one in band one (0-9 H/C), two in band two (10-15 H/C), two in band 3 (16-24 H/C) and one in band four (25-30 H/C).
The weather forecast was for heavy rain and after a particularly heavy downpour the greens began to flood and the decision was taken to decide the competition result over 9 holes. It was close between Essex and Herts but in the end Hertfordshire won with 74 points and Essex had 72.
The individual winner of the competition was Alice Maskell who had 21 points. Alice has a handicap of 34 but under the rules of the competition had to play off 30. She also had the worst of the weather and played most of the competition in torrential rain so this was a particularly impressive score.
Well done Team Herts, and thanks to Jo Oliver the county coach for coming to support the girls
Report by Rowena Hemmings