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Semi-Final glory for Boston men and Duddingston women

Daily Mail
07 Oct 2017

BOSTON’S Andrew Dawson has beaten his dad’s record in The Daily Mail Foursomes by reaching today’s semi-finals with club mate Andrew Green after winning two nail biting clashes, writes Cara Sloman
It was 30 years ago his dad Terry, 69, reached the showpiece event for the same club, but his journey ended in the quarter-finals, while his son is now focused on going all the way. 
Dawson, off 8, said: ‘It’s nice to have gone further than him. I rung dad straight away. He was made up. I would like to bring the cup home for my dad, for the club and for us.’ 
The Lincolnshire duo were tested all the way on the championship Old Course at Marriott St Pierre. Haste Hill’s Liam Cella and Steve Brownsea nearly stopped them in the last sixteen, after they holed a 15 foot putt to par the last to win the hole and take the game into extra time. Boston though went on to close victory with a par at the second extra hole, after a miraculous second shot over the trees from the adjacent fairway kept them in the match.
They then beat former Oxford United footballer Steve Jenkins and Will Clark from Studley Wood in the quarter finals after a couple of mistakes let them in and they wrapped it up 3&1. 
Meanwhile in the women’s tournament Duddingston’s Dee Williams and Karen Ferguson-Snedden fought their way into the semi-final after making an incredible turnaround from five down with seven to go, to win one up, knocking out Lesley Perrin and Val Williams from Belton Woods. 
A run which included three birdies and a par over the final four holes reignited their challenge. Ferguson-Snedden, a former Midlothian champion of champions said: ‘Our opponents were so steady. Every time we hit a bad shot we were punished. For the front nine we were making mistakes all over the place. When it was backs against the wall I suddenly started playing golf.’
Earlier in the day the Scottish pair had beaten Lilley Brook’s Christine Peers and Gillian Borrie 3&2 and Williams said: 'I just can't believe it. Karen hit some stunning shots.’

The showdown between some of the country's best club golfers concludes today with the semi-finals and finals being played at the Chepstow venue. 

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