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Following her success in finishing runner up last year in the Lucy Davies Trophy, the past ladies captain of Henley Golf Club, Muriel Quinsac went one better this year by winning a major county knock-out competition recently when she won the Bamberger Trophy Final at a very cold and windy Studley Wood Golf Club.
The competition is completed by all the clubs in Oxfordshire starting in January with the initial knock-out stages played within each club. Henley had two players through to the interclub knock-out, the other being Janet Lawson who lost at the semi-final stage. Overall over 300 players entered the competition.
In the final Muriel, who lives in Greys Road, Henley was up against Lorna Godwin from Bicester Golf Club and had to give her opponent 7 shots.
Muriel won the first, with Lorna very quickly bringing the match back to all square on the second. The first nine continued swapping holes with Muriel being one up after nine. Muriel lost the 10th and 11th making Lorna one up, however it was back to all square on the 12th. The match stayed all square until the 16th when Muriel won the hole, Lorna again making it all square after seventeen! The 18th was halved, so back up the first they went. Muriel won the hole and the match and championship. Well done to both players for a closely fought final, and especially to Muriel who admits to “loving match play” but who almost had to play the semi-final of this competition from a hospital bed. Muriel also battled her way to the semi-final of both the Lucy Davis trophy and the Oxfordshire Lady Captains knock out, a fantastic achievement in one season.