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Yorkshire win Jamboree Cup

Girls gain experience and finish in first place

YORKSHIRE emerged victorious from the 21st Northern Counties Jamboree held at Sandburn Golf Club, beating the four other Northern Counties to win the Jamboree Cup.

The event caters for the young higher handicap girls in the County squads, with each of the five Northern Counties taking six young girls to give them a taste of what it would be like to represent their Counties and staying away from home.

The competition was played in a Stableford format on the first day and as matchplay on the second day with the points accrued for each team added together to find the winner.

The level of performance was high on the first day as several girls played well under their handicap in glorious sunshine. Cumbria's Kate Sibley (Carlisle GC) was the winner of the Stableford competition with Yorkshire's Olivia Pearson (Northcliffe GC) finishing in second place.

At the end of the Stableford competition, Yorkshire led by two points from Cumbria meaning everything was down to the results of the matchplay the following day.

In the end, Yorkshire amassed a total of 62 points to take the crown ahead of Durham who finished on 58 points after winning all five of their matches on the second day.

At the prize presentation held after play, all of the girls were given mementoes of the occasion, and Jean Waring, YLCGA County junior organiser was pleased with how the two days panned out.

She said: “Congratulations to all the girls on a terrific competition which was played in excellent spirit. I'd also like to pass on congratulations to Sandburn Golf Club who turned out an immaculate course and facilities and looked after all our needs.”

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