Melton Golf: mixed foursomes team into county semi-finals

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Melton Golf Club’s mixed foursomes team continued its superb run by reaching the semi-finals of the Mixed County Foursomes.

The team of two-handicapper Sam Pollard with Leah Radford (eight handicap), Callum Relf (five) and Elaine Shelton (20) took on Longcliffe in the quarter-finals last week.

The visitors put out a strong side, including two county squad ladies, but Sam and Leah led the Melton team out with a fantastic display of golf to secure a commanding 5-up lead for Melton.

The delighted pair watched knowing victory was Melton’s as Callum and Elaine played up the 18th, only 1-down and needing to win the hole to halve their match.

Callum and Elaine halved the hole and narrowly lost the match, but the team score resulted in a superb 4-up aggregate win.

Melton will now meet Lutterworth in the semi-finals, to be played at a neutral venue.

* Melton’s junior team also enjoyed a good start to their league campaign, by beating Scraptoft away, four games to two.

The first two matches went in favour of the hosts before Melton junior captain Ed Thompson sank two birdies on his way to a comfortable 6 and 5 victory.

Further successes followed for Will Fairbrother who put his tee shot only inches from the hole on the par three 11th hole en route to a 6 and 4 win.

James Daulby played well under his handicap to win his match 3 and 2, including a birdie four on the very long fifth hole.

With Scraptoft a player short, James Cartwright and Tom Fairbrother both played well in their practice match against each other.

* With the course playing quite long, and the wind and intermittent showers adding to the difficulty of the day, Drina Terzza continued her brilliant form on Wednesday.

Along with playing partner Sally Hudson, they won the Christine Lord Trophy with 35 points, two ahead of Alison Gatward and Kathie Finn.

Dorothy Jaggers and Ann Creed took third spot on 32, and Joyce McLaren and Jean Moulds finished fourth equal with Diane Orson and Margaret Samways.