The long wait for success is over for St Ives ladies

The St Ives team which won the Grace Norman Trophy are, left to right, Julie Walter, Sue Anderson,

The St Ives team which won the Grace Norman Trophy are, left to right, Julie Walter, Sue Anderson, Geraldine Fleming, Paula Ewing (captain), Kathy Cooper and Patricia Whittimore. - Credit: Archant

St Ives Golf Club have successfully ended a 22-year wait for glory in the Grace Norman Trophy.

The local ladies lifted the Cambridgeshire Inter-Club Foursomes prize when the latter stages were held recently at St Neots GC.

They followed up a semi-final success over The Cambridgeshire by beating Abbotsley by the same 2-1 scoreline in the final.

Paul Ewing and Geraldine Fleming were beaten 1 down in the opening match but that was cancelled out by a 5 & 3 success for the duo of Julie Walter and Sue Anderson.

The decisive victory was then provided by Kathy Cooper and Patricia Whittimore who closed out a 3 & 2 triumph to clinch the trophy.