Despite already winning the League title the team were very keen to put the icing on the cake by finishing the season against a strong Cheshire team which included the English Seniors Captain Roy Smethurst and two recent Senior International players, Dave Nelson and Phil Slater.
The fabulous Wallasey Golf Club was a fitting and challenging venue and there was nothing to choose between the teams after the morning Greensomes with a 3 – 3 score.
Ian Clark and Peter Ward showed little respect for reputations beating Roy Smethurst and Dave Nelson 4 & 2 in the morning but the result was reversed in the afternoon when the Cheshire pair won 3 & 2 to give Cheshire the overall lead. However the impressive Garforth pair, Andy King and Mark Lawson, steadied the ship with their second win of the day to square the match.
The Cheshire team then faced some excellent golf from the Yorkshire team over the back 9 holes as we won the remaining 4 games to win the match 13 – 5.
Time to celebrate then get ready for the EGU Six man team Finals at Arcot Hall in September to try for a clean sweep of titles.
Northern Counties Seniors Qualifying Championship- Arcot HallGolf Club 5th Sept 2017
The six man team selected to represent Yorkshire Seniors at Arcot Hall is:
Andy King ( Garforth), Johnny Lawrence ( Moor Allerton), Peter Ward (Middlesbrough),
Ian Clarke (Lindrick), Mark Lawson ( Garforth), Gary Cuthbert( Alwoodley), Reserve- Steve Mason (Wakefield)