On Sunday the 19th of September, the Men's Senior KO final and Women's Singles KO semi-finals and final were played at Finchley GC.
First up were the Women's Singles KO semi-finals. The first match was between two Muswell Hill members, Silvia Montini vs Marjorie Holmes. Marjorie had a narrow victory, winning 1up. The second semi-final was between Lucy Bidmead of Bush Hill Park vs Tina Wilkinson from Muswell Hill, where Lucy won 2&1.
At 12:30, the Men's Senior KO final teed off between defending Champion Simon Westgarth of Fulwell GC and Hillingdon GC's Gary Nash. Gary started off nicely with a birdie and Simon had some trouble on the second hole and found himself quickly 2dn through two holes. But Simon stayed patient (despite falling into a ditch halfway through the back nine!) and they were A/S with two to play. After going over the back of the 17th in two, Simon chipped down the slope to an inch, tapping in for a birdie 4, a score that Gary could not match. Both were right off the tee on 18 and the hole was halved in 5s, resulting in Simon winning 1up and successfully defending his title.
At 12:45, the Women's Singles KO final teed off between Marjorie Holmes Vs Lucy Bidmead. Marjorie received 12 shots and it was nip and tuck the whole way around. Despite the big following from Muswell Hill's women there to support Marjorie, Lucy found herself 1up standing on the 18th tee. With ice in her veins, she birdied the 18th to win 2up.
Well done to all the competitors for making it to the finals day and thank you to Finchley GC for hosting. The winner's route to the final and entire brackets can be viewed via the links below ...
Back to Back Senior KO Champion: Simon Westgarth
Senior KO Runner Up: Gary Nash
Women's Singles KO Champion: Lucy Bidmead
Women's Singles KO Runner Up: Marjorie Holmes
Women's Singles KO Semi-finalist: Tina Wilkinson