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County Six Report

Report on the EGU Midland Qualifier, (The County Six) played at Moseley Golf Club, 

21st June 2014 

The EGU Qualifier returned to Worcestershire this year and was played at Moseley Golf Club. The best six players from all ten Midland Counties were competing against each other in their County Teams in order to  represent the Midlands in the National Finals at Royal North Devon G.C. in late September. 

This is a high pressure event with all six scores to count over 36 holes around the extremely tricky and highly challenging Moseley Golf Course. The weather on the day couldn't have been better and the condition of the course was the same. Every player commented upon the quality of the course as being one of the best they'd played on this year and this, together with the quality of the catering and general hospitality shown to everyone, earned Moseley Golf Club the highest praise. 

The Worcestershire Team, expecting to do well on home soil, found the going to be very difficult. Chris Heeley ( pictured), a Moseley member, made a welcome return to the side and produced two creditable scores. Unfortunately, the rest of the team just couldn't find their form and despite two good scores from Richard Sadler and Adam Norman in the afternoon, the team finished well behind in 8th place. 

The overall winners were Warwickshire Golf Union. After all six players produced excellent scores in their first rounds they kept this up in their second rounds and won the event by a handsome margin. 

Click here for all the Qualifying results 

The individual performance of the day was by Ashley Chesters( S&H). The current European Amateur Champion shot a 66 followed by a 64 to finish 10 under. This was one of the lowest individual 36 hole scores ever recorded in this event. A really tremendous achievement. 

The Worcestershire 1st Team players will now be fully concentrating on the Midland League matches in which they are currently lying in second place. A win against Derbyshire on 6th July at Stourbridge will be just the confidence boost they need to put them in a great position to challenge for the 2014 league title.