The Middlesex Men's first team were unable to overcome a tough Hertfordshire side in the latest round of fixtures losing 5.5 - 2.5, but again in typical Middlesex fashion, weren't far away from the result swinging the other way. Leading the line with experience was Justin Phelps who was able to come back from being down early in his match to gain a half. Second off was Danial Parsons who was just unable to overcome his opponent, losing 2&1. Third to go was debutant Tayan Wagjiani who was off form in the heat and lost 4&3. Next was Niall Keogh, who at 1 down on the 18th tee saw his opponent drive the par 4 at 350 yards to 12 feet. The result was written after the tee shot then, eventually then losing 2 down.
5th in the order was Kane Stone, whose opponent was too strong and lost 4&3. Following Kane was Will Orridge; after a good year of results to date, Will added to this with a 2 up win. Another debutant was Karan Tiwari and impressively won 1 up on the last hole. No nerves were shown here by Karan. Coming back from a recent injury, Jake Mildenhall stepped in and was unable to turn his match around late into the game, losing 2 down. Another match of individual close games going against Middlesex.
As the year has been different, many players were unable to have a practice round at Letchworth Golf Club before the game, so the home advantage probably played even more in Hertfordshire's favour, but again Middlesex's never give up attitude was there to see. Hertfordshire gave their all too, with excellent hospitality given from them towards us and the games played in the right spirit, we look forward to playing Hertfordshire again next year but not before attention turns towards the final game of the season against Essex in early August. This will be the players final game of the year and we look to finish against a tough Essex side.
Full results can be viewed on the team's page HERE.
Niall Keogh - Team Captain