Middlesex Golf

Lulu Helps England Seniors Reach European Final

England’s Senior Women are through to the Final to be played against France on Saturday.

England headed the qualifying stroke play rounds with a team total of 744 narrowly overtaking the day one leaders Germany. All members scored below 80 over both days; a feat not achieved by any other team and Lulu equalled the lowest round with a level par 72 on Wednesday.

Drawn against Spain for the quarter-final knock out, England survived an early scare of being 1½ to 3½ matches down after 9 holes to close out 4 to 1.

In the leading match Lulu Housman and Caroline Berry won the foursomes on the 18th in a great comeback, having been four down at the turn.

In the singles, English senior champion Fiona Edmond continued her fine form and closed out her opponent on the 14th. But the other three games were all battles with Jackie Foster taking her point on the 19th, Julie Brown winning on the 18th and Aileen Greenfield being closed out on the 17th.

Friday’s semi-final against the holders Ireland

The team started quickly in the foursomes, with Caroline Berry and Lulu Housman reaching the turn 2up. Their Irish opponents fought hard, with a couple of birdies on the inward half, but England sealed the point on the 17th. 

Jackie Foster put the team’s next point on the board, winning 3/2. Aileen Greenfield trailed early on but was all square after nine holes and claimed her point on the 17th. 

Julie Brown had three birdies in the first seven holes and cruised to a 4/3 victory. English senior champion Fiona Edmond was on the receiving end of three birdies in the first eight holes and, although every hole was halved after that with par golf, she lost 3/2 against long-hitting Laura Webb.

Follow the action via the EGA’s website from 12:30 tomorrow. 

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