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Women's Quarter Finals report and results

Daily Mail
18 Oct 2015

RETIRED Kath Morpeth and Denise Swindlehurst belied their years to win through to the final day of this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes after an eight-and-a-half hour marathon at the Marriott Forest of Arden yesterday.

Denise, 59, of the Parklands club, holed a 30-foot putt to beat Burghill Valley’s Pam Layton and Jane Swan at the 20th hole in the morning round of 16, then went straight back out with 64-year-old Kath to topple West Surrey’s Christine Staff and Helen Riddy on the 18th hole of the afternoon quarter-final.

Mickleover’s Debbie Deakin and Shelley Woodward.beat Chris Appleby, a champion in 2003, and Sarah McNamara, of St Annes Old Links, 5&3 in the last 16, then confirmed their hot form with a 6&4 victory over Burntisland House’s Anne Main and Lyn Thom in the quarter-final.

Leigh’s Nikki Martin and Heather Pirrie accounted for Low Laithes’
Marilyn Chapman and Jill Ware, who reached the last 16 12 months ago,
6&5 in the round of 16 and Loudoun’s Elizabeth Keohone and Audrey Thompson, who reached finals week in 1999, by one hole in the quarter-final.

Buckinghamshire player Jessica Burrows got the better of Northern Counties player Kerri Harper when Jessica, 26, and her mother Karen, of Ellesborough, triumped 4&2 over Kerri, 30, and Alison Daun, 41, of Inverness, in the round of 16.

However, the Ellesborough pairing themselves came unstuck in the afternoon quarter-finals, beaten 4&3 by Ruddington Grange’s Loraine Howd and Wendy Kerry.


Last 16: Loudoun Gowf Club (Elizabeth Keohone and Audrey Thompson, 10)beat West Berkshire (Mary Harwood and Gale McAuley, combined handicap 46)6&5; Leigh (Nikki Martin and Heather Pirrie, 22) bt Low Laithes (Marilyn Chapman and Jill Ware, 36) 6&5; Ellesborough (Jessica and Karen Burrows, 13) beat Inverness (Kerri Harper and Alison Daun, 17) 4&2; Ruddington Grange (Loraine Howd and Wendy Kerry, 21) beat Dumbarton (Josephine Monaghan and Ann Shanks, 36) 5&4; Burntisland Golf House (Anne Main and Lynn Thom, 21) beat Chart Hills (Lorraine Knight and Dawn Probert, 25) 4&3; Mickleover (Debbie Deakin and Shelley Woodward, 17) bt St Annes Old Links (Chris Appleby and Sarah McNamara, 19) 5&3; Parklands (Kath Morpeth and Denise Swindlehurst, 44) bt Burghill Valley (Pam Layton and Jane Swan, 40) at the 20th; West Surrey (Christine Staff and Helen Riddy, 36) beat Moor Park (Helen Lees and Angela Garner, 47) 5&4.

Qtr-finals: Leigh beat Loudoun 1up; Ruddington Grange beat Ellesborough 4&3; Mickleover beat Burntisland House 6&4; Parklands bt West Surrey 2up.

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