The Murrayfield Team playing in the Mail on Sunday Women’s Classic travelled to Worsely Park in Manchester at the weekend looking for a win to take them off to the semi-finals at the El Rompido Golf and Beach Resort on the Costa de la Luz in Spain at the end of November. Monday saw them play their quarter final tie against West Essex and what a close fought battle that turned out to be. All 8 members of the team (namely Finngerd Clark, Rosie Dennis, Margaret Fergusson, Caroline Johnstone, Ray Lynch, Denise Mitchell, Norma Richmond and Lynn Wilson) travelled to Manchester and in true golf tradition, after the practice round, on the Sunday night, the names of the 5 players to take part on the Monday were drawn out of a hat. After a good meal and a couple of glasses of wine to steady the nerves, the team took to the course the following day. Winning the second and fourth games and losing the first and third, it all came down to back marker, number 5, Caroline Johnstone to decide whether they would make it to Spain. Her opponent missed a putt on the 18th; the game was all square and extra holes were called for. As the team all followed down the 19th hole, Caroline’s opponent again missed a putt and Caroline holed out to take the game, win Murrayfield the match and send them on their way to the semi-finals in Spain.
Congratulations to you all – a great effort! Enjoy your well deserved trip to Spain from 21st-25th November. We wish you all the best!