It rained and then it poured – but England’s leading seniors put on an impressive display of dogged determination in the first match play round of their national championship.
The English senior women’s amateur is something of a magnet for bad weather – and the greenstaff put in sterling work to keep the greens playable. The players, meanwhile, were stoic. “You’ve just got to get on with it,” was the steady response as they returned, cold and dripping wet, to the South Staffordshire clubhouse.
“I haven’t played in a good weather one yet!” said former champion Julie Brown of Trentham, who nevertheless had a successful outing, losing just one hole and winning her game 5/4. Tomorrow she plays fellow international Lindsey Shaw (Chevin, Derbyshire).