08:59 Saturday 02 November 2013

Ely City pair reach final of Daily Mail Foursomes

Written byMARC BEYELER

Ely City golfers Elaine Bertram and Patricia Nixon celebrate reaching the final of the national Daily Mail Foursomes competition. Ely City golfers Elaine Bertram and Patricia Nixon celebrate reaching the final of the national Daily Mail Foursomes competition.

Elaine Bertram and Patricia Nixon were full of pride after reaching the final of the national Daily Mail Foursomes event.

The pair produced a series of superb performances to win both home and away and qualify for the last 16 of a competition that started with 3,000 golf clubs involved and more than 42,000 teams.

The Ely pair did exceptionally well to come through the quarter-finals and semi-finals, held at Marriott St Pierre, with some determined play and dogged performances.

Their efforts ensured they made it through to the national final where they faced Linda Reeve and Elaine Meagher from Little Hay Golf Club, Hertfordshire.

The final was played on the Old Course which proved challenging for all four players and tested their skills to the limit.

The match was well contested but it was not to be for Bertram and Nixon as Reeve and Meagher came out on top.

To reach the final was a great achievement though, and both Ely players enjoyed the experience immenseley.

“The Old Course is fabulous,” said Bertram.

“It was challenging with some good carry required to get to the fairways, and on many holes the magnificent trees mean that ball placement is critical to have a chance of reaching the greens in regulation.”

She then went on to thank the committed supporters who followed her and Nixon throughout the competition which is one of the UK’s most coveted national amateur events.

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