Burghley pair march on in foursomes

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Burghley Park Ladies march on in Daily Mail Foursomes after a stunning win at Northampton County last week.

Hannah Vaughan and Gill Bedford continued their progress towards the finals of the national knock-out competition with a 6&4 away victory.

Both played solid golf throughout the match and have now reached Round 6, the furthest any Burghley team has gone for many years. Their next opponents have not yet been confirmed.

Burghley Park’s Ladies’ A Team claimed their first win of the season last week, with a 3-1 win over Boston in the Lincs Ladies League.

It has been a struggle this year, but the spirit among the squad never wavered, and they fully deserved their first success. It could have been even better, as the first pair lost out on the final green, but the team were just happy to take the points, and look forward to further successes before the season is out.

Results: Jo Bell and Anne Hughes lost 1 down, Kay Hircock and Sue Churchill won 1 up, Joan Hickman and Mary Sharp won 3&1, Mollie Plowright and Jan Devlin won 2&1.

The Seniors have been on both ends of 5-3 results over the past week.

On Tuesday they hosted St Neots and ran out 5-3 winners, while at Peterborough Milton the result was reversed on Friday.

Dave Devlin proved the most consistent player for Burghley, being the only person to win both of his matches.

Results (St Neots) – Pete Hickman and Dace Devlin won 4&3, Eric McKaig and David Piff won 7&5, Terry Lill and Terry Wheatley won 2&1, Jim Clark and Brian Tunnicliffe lost 1 down, Keith Duff and David Porteous lost 1 down, Brian Plowright and Stuart McDougall won 1 up, Maurice Eggleston and Colin Dale won 1 up, Bob Collier and Robert Irvine won 2 up; (Milton) ­ Pete Hickman and Ian Roberts lost 3&1, Maurice Eggleston and Paul Sampy lost 1 down, Jim Clarke and Dave Devlin won 3&2, Keith Duff and Rowland Davies halved, Chris Sheffield and David Porteous lost 4&3, Eric McKaig and Donald MacMillan halved, Brian Plowright and Kelvyn Tow won 3&2, Bob Collier and Brian Tunnicliffe lost 4&3.

The C team hosted RAF Wittering on Thursday, coming out on top 3½ - 1½.

Lead-off pair Richard Cook and Phil Hunt blasted their way to an impressive 7&5 win and winning the Mexican sombreros.

Results: Richard Cook and Phil Hunt won 7&5, Alan Cole and Terry Moss won 2 up, Steve Mossey and Stuart Busby lost 2 down, Phil Bell and Mike Barton halved, Mike Beaumont and Bill Sewell won 1 up.