Lesley’s ace is a winning shot

Lesley Askham

Lesley Askham

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IF you are going to win a sudden-death play-off, then do it in style...

That was certainly the way Blackpool North Shore golfer Lesley Askham went about it when she took part in a national team competition that was on a real knife-edge.

She and her North Shore team-mates were playing at Royal Lytham and St Annes against the home side in the Mail On Sunday competition.

The match was all-square at the end, and Lesley had to play the first extra hole in a sudden-death play-off.

All doubts about the outcome were swept aside when Lesley holed-in-one at the famous first hole at Lytham, the par three.

That was the signal for her to be congratulated by her team-mates Lindsey Ellwood, Lynn Atcheson, Olive Moore and Ann Marrow.

It was the second ace that Lesley has registered - the 10-handicapper performed the feat previously at Lancaster Golf Club.