2017 MIDDLESEX SIXES & PRESIDENT FOURSOMES
A mild Sunday afternoon, perfect conditions to contest the finals of our season long competitions the prestigious 'Presidents Foursomes and Middlesex Sixes'. Ashford Manor were to battle it out with Hendon in the President's Foursomes and Finchley were facing local rivals North Middlesex in the Sixes. Six competitive pairs marched onto Crew Hill GC's first tee in support of each other and their opponents. Game ON!
Hendon's first pairing of Jordan Forster and Nya Fraser-Lawrence came from 3 down with 5 to play to spectacularly secure the first point for their team, only for Ashford Manor pair of Rob Bates and Graham Homewood to reply with a win to even the score at 1-1. All rested with Match 3, and despite a late rally from Ashford Manor pair, Dan Elliot and Ian Hall, it was Hendon's James Ellis and Mark Tomlinson that did enough to secure the win and overall victory for their club.
Just two miles separates North Middlesex from Finchley Golf Club. It promised to be a competitive final and so it proved as all 3 matches were closely fought and went to at least the 16th hole. It was North Middlesex's Chris Kurland and Tom Shanahan that secured the first point, defeating Ted Mead and Mundeep Gill 3&2. In the second match, Finchley's Andre Dimitriev missed a short putt on the 16th to tie the match, before North Middlesex's team and club captain, Michael Fox, rolled in a superb birdie putt to secure the game 2&1 and a first ever Sixes title for the club. In the final game, North Middlesex pair of Brian Burke and Steve Johnson were 1 up on Steve Connors and Tom Wright when they shook hands on the 17th, knowing the overall result had been decided.
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