Lancashire seniors are national champions

Lancashire are the new English Senior Men's County Champions '“ regaining their crown in a thrilling finale at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club in Gloucestershire.

Friday, 7th October 2016, 7:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 5:38 pm
The winning Lancashire team (Picture courtesy Leaderboard Photography)

They beat defending champions BB&O (Bucks, Berks & Oxon) 6-3 in the title decider, but the scoreline sounds much more comfortable than the reality.

Lancashire, who also won in 2014, got ahead early on by winning the morning foursomes 2-1. But BB&O made them fight every inch of the way in the singles, with five of the six games going to the 18th – and the sixth decided on the 17th.

“It was unbelievable,” said Lancashire manager Mike Gray.

“They are just a great set of guys, a wonderful team.

“This was a fantastic game between two good teams.”