Saturday, May 08, 2010

Ramsey’s Sharon Hewison wins East region medal final

Cambs & Hunts golfer Sharon Hewison bounced back from a wrist injury to score a four-shot victory in the EWGA East regional medal final at Swaffham.
The competition series is run in association with Volvo.
Sharon, who scored a net 68, leads 10 qualifiers for the EWGA Grand Medal Final which will take place at The Worcestershire Golf Club on 26 June.
“I’m just ecstatic, really, really pleased,” said the 18-handicapper, who played through mixed weather conditions of rain and chilling winds. She injured her left wrist in a fall less than two weeks ago and tried hitting golf balls only four days before the regional final.
“It ached a bit, but I was determined I was going to play and today it didn’t hurt,” she said. Sharon, who had Swaffham member Colin Yates as her caddy, started with a double bogey but then played very steadily.
“I just tried to keep playing to my handicap and any pars were a bonus.”
This is Sharon’s third season of golf although she’s always been a keen sportswoman. She took up the game when her husband bought her a course of lessons – to her annoyance.
“I work full time and I’ve got a young son and I said ‘How am I going to find time for golf?’ After one lesson I was hooked!” she laughed.
What’s more, Sharon’s son, Jamie, nine, is now a cadet member at Ramsey.
“My pro, Stuart Scott, has put in a lot of time and effort with me and this is really good for him and for Ramsey,” she said. This was the third of six regional medal finals which are contested by players who each returned the four best medal scores at their club during 2009.
Qualifying scores
Par 72 CSS 74
68 Sharon Hewison ( Ramsey).
73 Val Aspland (Boston West), Sarah Carver (Bush Hill Park), Gillian Kapka (Cleethorpes), Maggie Davey (Thorpe Wood).
74 Chynna Hobson (Ashton Under Lyne), Pauline Duncan (Breadsall Priory), Heather Morgan (Greetham Valley), Tina Broadley (Ely City), Jackie Butler (Elton Furze).

Full details and hole-by-hole scoring:

Lyndsey Hewison
Press & PR Officer