Guernsey regain Challenge Trophy
Monday 9th September 2013, 11:30AM BST.
Guernsey 12.5, Jersey 7.5
GUERNSEY struck the decisive blows when it mattered most to regain the Challenge Trophy at L’Ancresse yesterday.
The five-point margin of victory was ultimately a convincing one, but with 15 of the 20 rubbers over the weekend reaching the 17th hole, and many going the full distance, this was a hard-fought and deserved win for the home side.
Even entering the last hour of play in the singles session, nothing was guaranteed with the last four matches all very close coming down the stretch and all could have gone either way – certainly Jersey had not yet given up hope.
However, Guernsey had a quartet of match-play specialists on hand to see the job through and put the icing on the cake.