Tom and Mark's route to the final

PUBLISHED: 18:00 07 April 2009 | UPDATED: 22:03 26 October 2009

TO reach the Sunningdale Foursome final, Mark Laskey and Tom Shadbolt won their way through six knockout rounds. Their competition began with a test against 2007 winners Neil Walker and James Mason from Rotherham. It was the Herts duo who came out on top

TO reach the Sunningdale Foursome final, Mark Laskey and Tom Shadbolt won their way through six knockout rounds.

Their competition began with a test against 2007 winners Neil Walker and James Mason from Rotherham.

It was the Herts duo who came out on top to win 2&1.

Next up they cruised past the challenge of H Marr and J Shepherd for a 5&4 triumph.

In the third round match, Laskey and Shadbolt just managed to get past E Barry-Walsh and Miss Tilly Holder, scraping through 1 up.

Round four saw them paired against N Mitchell and N Hart.

Laskey and Shadbolt were in irresistible form, rattling up sub-par golf which saw them decimate their opponents 6&5 to reach the quarter-finals.

With only eight pairings left, they were drawn against the pair from Worthing, S Nightingale and J Doherty, who had slowly progressed through the rounds playing steady consistent golf.

It was the Hertfordshire pair who progressed 3&2.

They next found themselves in the semi-final drawn against the Sunningdale pair of Farren Keenan and his sister Ellie.

Laskey and Shadbolt had to give five shots to the pair playing on their home course.

However, the Herts boys produced some solid matchplay golf, making the turn four under par which saw them have total control of the match.

They did give away shots on the back nine, but ran out 5&4 winners to reach the final.


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