CAMBRIDGE LADIES BEAT OXFORD IN THE LADIES VARSITY GOLF MATCH
|Isobel Richardson & Leah Bramwell||Frizi Reuter & Carina Prunkl||2&1|
|Tory Barbour-Smith & Monica Dayao||5&4||Meghan Chen & Estelle Beguin|
|Emily Wingrove & Kathryn Wingrove||Jenny Jones & Emily Whiteley||2&1|
|Isobel Richardson||1up||Frizi Reuter|
|Monica Dayao||7&6||Carina Prunkl|
|Kathryn Wingrove||2&1||Meghan Chen|
|Emily Wingrove||4&3||Estelle Beguin|
|Leah Bramwell||6&5||Jenny Jones|
|Tory Barbour-Smith||5&4||Emma Whiteley|
The Cambridge Ladies Golf Team has had a very successful season culminating in a 7-2 victory at Varsity on the 16th of March. Our weekly matches prepared us well for Varsity. We played some lovely courses over the year including Walton Heath, Sunningdale, Rye and a team favourite, The Berkshire.
We had a strong intake this year with Isobel Richardson (Corpus Christi) playing her first varsity as well as Leah Bramwell (Darwin) and Monica Dayao (Girton) joining the team. These three joined returning team members Kathryn Wingrove (St John’s), Emily Wingrove (Sidney Sussex), Tory Barbour-Smith (Magdalene) and Flora Stevenson (Caius).
Varsity itself took place on the Norfolk coast in some of the coldest weather I have played golf in. The morning portion of the day is an 18 hole foursomes match. As I am sure every golfer knows hitting every other ball with a partner can be a trying format! Unfortunately, we went into lunch with Oxford leading 2-1. The Cambridge girls went into the afternoon singles determined to win. With 6 points available in the afternoon it was certainly all to play for.
The singles turned out to be a 6-0 Cambridge success. First up was Isobel who won her match on the 18th, it was a fiercely contested point as she came up against an ex Harvard golfer. Our second match saw some spectacular golf from Monica which resulted in a 7 and 6 victory (this means she was 7 holes up with only 6 to play). There were some great results with Tory winning 5 and 4, Emily winning 4 and 3 against the Oxford Captain and Leah securing a 6 and 5 victory. This meant despite teeing off third, when I was on the 17th tee every other match had finished. I won 2 and 1 which saved me playing the 18th with everyone watching!
Thanks to all the support we had from parents, friends and the men’s teams. Especially to all the caddies that gave advice and kept us clam and focused. A special mention to Blue’s golfer Adam Barker who caddied for me and was integral to my afternoon round. I look forward to playing next year and levelling the series. Currently Oxford have won 10 of the 19 Ladies’ Varsity Matches. We plan to make it a 5th consecutive Cambridge victory in 2017 which would make it an even 10-10. #GDBO.