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Lincolnshire women golfers win national final

Lincolnshire golfers Sheila Mason and Jackie Scott are national champions after they won the final of a women’s competition which raises funds for the England Golf Trust charity.

Sheila Mason and Jackie Scott from Belton Park Golf Club romped to victory in the England Golf Trust National Pairs, scoring an impressive 47 points in the betterball final.

They were three points ahead of their closest challengers at Kings Norton Golf Club, Worcestershire — Janet Davies and Elizabeth Campbell of Bramley, Surrey.

The competition was designed to raise funds for the trust, which provides grants and bursaries for young men and women in education or aged up to 21.

The 2018 tournament attracted an initial entry from 140 clubs, which held qualifying rounds, and donations of over £5,000.

“It’s been an amazing day,” said Sheila, who put their success down to their preparation with a practice round on the day before the competition.

“We’re extremely pleased. It’s so rare to get the opportunity to play in a national competition,” added the 17 handicapper.

Jackie took up golf just two years ago and plays off 28. She said: “I’m absolutely over the moon. I never dreamed I could do anything like this, so it’s wonderful. There’ll be no stopping me now!”