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County Squad Bedfordshire
Sunday 3rd September 2017
Singles
1
Todd Clements 
Braintree Golf Club
Won 1 Hole JACK HAWKSBY
2
Jay Beisser 
Basildon Golf Club
Won 2 & 1 RYAN CRAIG
3
Andy May 
Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club
Won 2 & 1 NORMAN CILLIERS
4
Arron Edwards-Hill 
Chelmsford Golf Club
Won 6 & 4 PAUL KENNA
5
Brandon Meads 
Brentwood Golf Club
Won 1 Hole LUKE BAYNHAM
6
William Percival 
Orsett Golf Club
Won 1 Hole SCOTT ARMITAGE
7
Taylor Carter 
The Rayleigh Club
Won 5 & 4 DAN JONES
8
Alasdair Plumb 
Chelmsford Golf Club
Won 3 & 2 PAUL KIRKWOOD
Singles Total 7 1
Foursomes
9
Brandon Meads 
Brentwood Golf Club
& William Percival 
Orsett Golf Club
Won 2 & 1 JACK HAWKSBY & PAUL KENNA
10
Jay Beisser 
Basildon Golf Club
& Arron Edwards-Hill 
Chelmsford Golf Club
Won 2 & 1 RYAN CRAIG & DAN JONES
11
Taylor Carter 
The Rayleigh Club
& Andy May 
Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club
Halved PAUL KIRKWOOD & LUKE BAYNHAM
12
Todd Clements 
Braintree Golf Club
& Alasdair Plumb 
Chelmsford Golf Club
Won 1 Hole SCOTT ARMITAGE & NORMAN CILLIERS
Foursomes Total ½
Sunday Total 10½

 

The final league match of the season saw Essex at home against Bedfordshire. Only  a win would see us top the North section of the league and progress to the league final in October. Whilst Beds were at the bottom of the league group this didn’t do justice to the quality of the players in the side and they had put up spirited opposition in their previous games. So we had no intention of viewing this as a foregone conclusion and selected probably our strongest county side of the season which included current English Amateur Champion Todd Clements for the first time this year in a league match in addition to 3 home Chelmsford players in Brandon Meads, Arron Edwards-Hill and Ali Plumb.

The morning foursomes reflected our strength and after 9 holes we were up in 3 games and all square in the other, albeit by slender margins. This dominance was maintained on the back 9 and lunch arrived with Essex leading  3 ½ to ½ .

The afternoon singles demonstrated the desire to win by Essex with the 3 points required to win the tie arriving in quick style. First past the post was Arron with a fine 6&4 win over Paul Kenna closely followed by Taylor’s 5&4 win over Dan Jones and County Captain Jay Beisser beating Ryan Craig 2&1.

The remaining matches were all pretty close with only Will Percival losing his game to a birdie on the last hole against Beds number one Scott Armitage.

So, a fantastic win which sees Essex win the league from BB&O with a superior games won record and takes us to the final against Surrey at Farleigh Golf  Club on October 8th.

Special mention again to our hosts Chelmsford Golf Club for the magnificent condition of the course and the hospitality given to ourselves and guests Bedfordshire.

Team: Todd Clements (Braintree), Ali Plumb, Arron Edwards-Hill and Brandon Meads (Chelmsford), County Captain Jay Beisser and Taylor Carter (Rayleigh), Andy May (Boyce Hill), Will Percival (Orsett)

Phil Hulse, County Team Manager

 



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