Whittlebury Park’s Ann Lester and Christina Hancock sealed a two point victory in the Coronation Foursomes Grand Final at the Home of Golf in St Andrews.
In a national event that featured 32 finalists, the pair bagged 38 points over the Eden course to book a place in the Pro-Am for the 2019 Women’s British Open at Woburn.
Former County Ladies champion Hancock, who won the Area final at Minchinhampton GC with Lester to qualify for the Grand Final, said: “We are absolutely delighted and completely stunned to win.
“We’ve had the most wonderful time and enjoyed it so much. It’s been a privilege actually, we felt like winners just getting here.
“We were thrilled to experience St Andrews ourselves for the first time after watching it so many times on the TV.”
Lester, who plays off 29 and only recently took up the sport, added: “The sun being out and the blue skies, St Andrews was a picture. It was stunning.
“Christina gave me a lot of good advice and we just managed to stay out of trouble. I only became a club member for the first time last year at Whittlebury Park.
“I got a handicap for the first time 18 months ago, bought some clubs and this has now been an absolute thrill, I can’t believe it.
“I’m going to have a lesson every week from now until the Women’s British Open Pro-Am! We have been so relaxed in each other’s company and we look forward to having fun at Woburn.”
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