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Eastern Counties County Squad
Saturday 18th May 2019
Ross Dee 
Orsett Golf Club
& Shaun Mills 
Orsett Golf Club
Ricky Lee 
Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club
& Andy May 
Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club
Brandon Meads 
Chelmsford Golf Club
& Joshua Read 
The Rayleigh Club
Callum Pipe 
Braintree Golf Club
& Michael Gilbert 
Chelmsford Golf Club
Ben Tobin 
Orsett Golf Club
& Joshua Tobin 
Orsett Golf Club
Reserve 1
Oscar Yeomans 
Chelmsford Golf Club
Foursomes Total 0 0

The Essex County team once again travelled to Seacroft Golf Club, Skegness for the annual Eastern Inter Counties Foursomes Championship. This a competition comprising the best golfers from 9 counties all playing each other over 2 days on the superb Seacroft Links. With back to back victories in 2017 and 18, Essex were looking to complete the hat trick this year.

Four sessions of golf starting on the Saturday morning with Essex facing a tough start against Northamptonshire and highly fancied Leicestershire/Rutland. With 5 out of the 10 games going to the last hole this was indeed a tight, hard fought session, with Essex getting a 2.5 all draw with Northants and a narrow 3/2 defeat to L&R. A 4.5 points total and whilst not the ideal start, not disastrous either. Session results Click here

The afternoon saw Essex drawn against Suffolk and Bedfordshire. With Suffolk a tough nut to crack, a 2.5 point draw was a reasonable result and combined with a 4/1 win over Beds this gave us a 6.5 point haul for the session which was the joint top score and a first day total of 11.5 points leaving us just 2 behind overnight leaders Lincolnshire and BB&O.  Session results Click here

Sunday morning was on paper the weakest opposition in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire with anticipation high that the deficit could be reduced and we could be in contention for the afternoon session. How wrong this turned out to be! With Norfolk winning all their games and Cambs winning 3/2, Essex had only 2 points from a possible 10 and were languishing in 7th place some 6 points behind joint leaders Lincolnshire and Norfolk. (Session results-Click here)

With potentially 2 of the top teams (BB&O and leaders Lincolnshire) against us in the final session, the Essex players were determined to make amends from the morning. With a 4/1 win over Lincs and 3.5/1.5 win over BB&O, some pride was restored with a 7.5 point haul. This lifted us up to 5th place overall. (Session results-Click here)

With Leicester/Rutland gaining 8 points in the final session, this gave them a 2.5 point victory over second place Lincolnshire. (Final score table-here)

Team: L to R Josh Tobin(Orsett), Callum Pipe (Braintree), Josh Read (The Rayleigh Club), County Captain Andy May (Boyce Hill), Ben Tobin (Orsett), Ricky Lee (Boyce Hill), Michael Gilbert (Chelmsford), Phil Hulse Team Manager, Shaun Mills (Orsett), Brandon Meads and Oscar Yeomans (Chelmsford), Ross Dee (Orsett)














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