Northern Counties Match Week 2018

Mon 18th June - Fri 22nd June 2017 - Huddersfield Golf Club

Sunday 17th June

The team is looking forward to County Match Week 2018 which is being hosted by Yorkshire this year at Huddersfield Golf Club. The weather forecast looks good for the whole week so hopefully there will be some great golf played by all the teams. Durham have a tough first match against Lancashire, but are very confident going into the event.

Monday 18th June - Lancashire

A very exciting day in very windy conditions. Durham get off to a flying start by winning the morning foursomes 2-1 against Lancashire. The team then went on to win 3 matches this afternoon which became rather nail biting at the end. Shannon O'Dywer made a good start with her win then Alex Stevenson chipped in at the par 3 17th for her win and Ella Crang brought up the rear to beat former Curtis Cup player Kim Andrew 2/1. All in all a really great start to the week.

Tuesday 19th June - Cheshire

There were better conditions today with some sunshine and a slight drop in wind speed.

All the games were very close this morning

with Cheshire (who had beaten Northumberland yesterday) just coming out on top 2-1.

In the afternoon it wasn't all plain sailing

but Durham fought back and managed to get the required games to draw a very close match against Cheshire. Jess won her match by holing a bunker shot on the 17th, Alex won on the 16th, Kitana at the 17th with Shannon halving her match to tie the scores.

It will be a tough day tomorrow against the hosts Yorkshire, Durham will need all the support they can get to continue to perform well.

Wednesday 20th June - Yorkshire

It was always going to be a difficult day trying to beat Yorkshire on their home turf. Shannon and Rebecca gained a brave half  in the morning foursomes when it looked as though all was lost.

The afternoon singles was a different kettle of fish, Jessica started us of very well with a resounding 7/5 win, followed by Briony pulling out a half match,

Shannon also had a good win followed by battling half from Kitana. Unfortunately Rebecca and Stacie both found the opposition too tough. Overall Durham lost 5.5/3.5 but this was a very good result against a really strong team. Well done girls!

Thursday 21st June - Northumberland

Durham certainly did not have any luck today against a Northumberland team looking for their first win of the week. In the morning Northumberland came out on top winning 2-1. However Durham were confident as they went into the afternoon sngles matches that they could pull back the deficit.

Despite their best efforts the Durham team could only manage to win two games in the afternoon singles in some very close matches with 3 going to the 18th hole.

Friday 22nd June - Cumbria

Beautiful weather today for our final match of the week against Cumbria. In the Foursomes Lyn and Ella manage a 3 & 2 win, but unfortunately Durham lost the other games.

The afternoon singles matches also went the way of Cumbria (although most of them were very close) and Durham lost 6-3 overall.

Its been a rolercoaster week with some great golf being played in sometime very blustery conditions - at least it kept dry for players and spectators alike. Yet again the final result does not fully reflect how well the Durham team played and the closeness of some of the games.

We are looking forward to hosting County Match Week 2019 at Seaton Carew and will need many volunteers to help run the event, so if you are interested in lending a hand (in whatever capacity) then please speak to a committee member