Gedney Hill golf team in national finals

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Gedney Hill Golf Club has made its way into the national final of an England Golf championship.

The fab four won through a regional qualifier and will be one of six golf club teams to take part in the final of the English Club Team Championship on Monday, August 8 in the England Golf Week at Frilford Golf Club, Oxfordshire.

Gedney Hill was represented by the quartet of Lynne Exley, David Starbuck, Colin and Jacqui Rust.

They join Edgbaston Golf Club, Warwickshire; Harrogate Golf Club, Yorkshire; Elton Furze Golf Club, Cambridgeshire; Hinckley Golf Club, Leicestershire; and Elsham Golf Club, Lincolnshire.

They will meet qualifiers from three other regional events at the national final.

It will be a feature of Golf Week, staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships.The regional final was played at Lingdale Golf Club, Leicestershire, on May 29 and Gedney Hill GC finished in third with an eight over par score of 80.

Tydd St Giles golf club results: South Lincolnshire Scratch League, A team away result: Sudbrook Moor 4 Tydd St Giles 2. Pairings results: Paul Chaplain-Barton & Rod Drew halved, Adey Bills & Andy Jackson lost 2 down, Rupert Barlow & Lenk Gostic lost 5&4, Tim Hines & Ian Edrupt halved, Mark Whittaker & Neil John halved, Luke Rowell & Ady Rowell halved.

South Lincolnshire Scratch League, B team home: TSG 4 South Kyme 2. Pairings results: Keith Jakings & John Nobbs lost 2&1, Andy Sleath & Vaughan Dibble lost 3&1, James Horscroft & Jamie Hay won 4&3, Gary Fitzjohn & Terry Pease won 4&3,Derek Hodgson & David Dairymple won 4&3, Tom Carnihan & Clive Barber won 2&1.

Captains Invitational Pairs winners Jamie Hay & Ian Yule 41 points, 2 Gino Ciuffini & Nick Carter 40, 3 Keith Jakings & Andy Hunt 38, 4 Adey Bills & Geoff Hunt 37.