Hannah Stephens, DevonGolf U18s Girls' Team Manager reports:

It was Devon’s first appearance in the Wessex Salver, previously played between Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. This year Devon and Somerset were invited to join the competition which was traditionally played as a team of 8, 4 girls with a handicap 10 - 18 and 4 girls with a handicap of 18-36, with 6 of the 8 scores to count. 

Due the larger field this year the competition was changed to 4 Foursomes matches for each county with all scores counting. 

The pairings for Devon were:
Chloe MacPherson (Saunton) & Olivia Howard (Stover)
Natasha Parsons (Saunton) & Edith Morris (Torquay)
Rosie Arnold (Teignmouth) & Tommasina Miali (Saunton)
Zia Singh (Saunton) & Zaynah Singh (Saunton)

Rosie Arnold (Teignmouth) &
Tommasina Miałi (Saunton)

Yeovil Golf Club was a fantastic venue with the course in an amazing condition and facilities to match (I’m hoping to go back myself for a round sometime soon).

Our thanks go to Shelia Davidge for hosting and Janice Saunders for assisting Shelia with the scoring and cards.

The highlight for me and for the girls' parents was to see the fantastic team spirit amongst our girls - all eagerly and patiently waiting for their team mates to finish their matches on the to give each other a congratulatory hug. 

The final result (after a bit of a re-count!) meant that Devon finished in 2nd place with 121 points, just 1 point behind the winning host team Dorset with 122 points. This was an amazing achievement for such a relatively inexperienced team, most of whom were playing in these pairings and format for the first time competitively.

It’s a great credit to Saunton Golf Club and their Professional Jess Smart that over 50% of our Devon team are Saunton members.

A big thank you to Vicky (DevonGolf Women's Team Manager) and Sophie Page (DevonGolf Girls' Captain) who came along to help me and support the girls. As always, thanks to the families and supporters who made the journey with the girls - without you these experiences wouldn’t be possible or as special.

Watch this space for more updates on these girls - their future is looking brighter every time they get together.



Zia Singh & Zaynah Singh (Saunton)
Natasha Parsons (Saunton) & 
Edith Morris (Torquay)
Olivia Howard (Stover) &
Chloe MacPherson (Saunton)

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