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Two clubs hope to send both men's and ladies pairs to Finals


Daily Mail
15 Aug 2017

DUDDINGSTON and Honiton are within touching distance of sending both their men’s and women’s pairs to the finals of The Daily Mail Foursomes, writes Cara Sloman.
The players are dreaming of lifting the prestigious trophies after making it into the seventh round meaning they need just one more win each to reach the showpiece event, which will be hosted by the Marriott St Pierre in October.
Duddingston’s Michael Hymers and Ollie Hughes eased through with a 5&4 triumph over Allan Moore and Stuart Hunter from Glen at home. While Midlothian champion of champions Karen Ferguson-Snedden and Dee Williams had a narrow 2&1 victory at Kilmacolm beating Sandra Macdougall and Joy Monteith to join them.
The Edinburgh club has a tiny women’s section with only nine playing members, but they look strong contenders in the largest golf tournament in the world.
Williams praised her teammate saying: ‘Karen is the reason we’re here. She was magnificent at Kilmacolm. You can say it’s a double act, but if I hit duff a shot she gets us out of it. Just watching her is fantastic.’
The women now challenge Arcot Hall and the men, Douglas Park, both at home.
Meanwhile in Devon, Honiton workmates Darren Morgan and Daniel Handford had an emphatic 6&4 home win over Folke’s George Taylor and Ian Tinsley. Morgan said: ‘Hopefully we can make it to the finals, that’s our aim. To get to the very last 16 pairs in the county, you can’t really ask for much more than that.’
Hoping to do the same are Janet Hughes and Sue Ritchie who also won through when they beat Rosemary Jackman and Jenny Scott 3&1, after recovering from a slow start at Lyme Regis.
Hughes admitted: ‘It’s beginning to get a bit more real. We’re not quite sure how it happened. We go out with a very simple philosophy and that is just to enjoy the game. It’s quite extraordinary both our teams have made it this far.’
The women now have the home advantage against Launceston and the men travel to Killiow Leisure.

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