Double delight for Tadmarton pairs

Eve Henry-Pierre and Mavis Pountney NNL-160829-095426002
Eve Henry-Pierre and Mavis Pountney NNL-160829-095426002

Eve Henry-Pierre and Mavis Pountney are through to the last 16 of the Daily Mail Foursomes competition

That will take place at St Pierre Golf & Country Club in October while Jane Hackett and Jenny Nunneley are heading to the finals of the Peugeot Coronation Foursomes at St Andrews.

Henry-Pierre and Pountney won Friday’s seventh round match against Forest of Arden pairing Helen Orton and Lynda Ward.

Henry-Pierre said: “The match went to the 20th hole. We thought it was all over on the first extra hole as they had a two foot putt to win.

“I didn’t even look as I thought that would be it but Lynda [Ward] missed the putt so we carried on down the second.”

Eleven handicapper Pountney drove off the second tee and Henry-Pierre, who plays off 16, then executed a near-perfect 150 yard shot to the green and left the ball 10ft from the hole. Their opponents took four to reach the green so two putts sealed it for the home pair.

Tadmarton also beat The Vale, Cherwell Edge, North Oxford, Bicester, Coventry and Bath team Lansdowne Park on their way to the final.

Hackett and Nunneley will be at St Andrews, one of 16 pairs battling it out for the Coronation Foursomes crown.

Hackett and Nunneley, who only teamed up at the last minute, won the initial stableford competition at Tadmarton and beat more than 100 other pairs in the regional round at Wellingborough.

“There were 16 regional rounds and the winners from each one are going to St Andrews,” said Hackett.

“I’ve never played the Eden course but a friend has lent us a course planner so we will be doing our homework. There doesn’t seem to be many trees but there are a lot of bunkers.

“It was just by chance that Jenny and I played together because her partner was ill,” explained Hackett.

“We seem to gel and I discovered we were both Capricorns. I said it was because we were two old goats together that we got on so well!”