D2 (F): Nancy Pulnoy diminished
The two leaders of senior women’s golf in the Grand Est, namely Metz Chérisey and Nancy Pulnoy, have taken the direction of the Ile d’Or, near Nantes. First swings this Thursday morning. In this pool B of the 2nd division French team championship, the Meurthe-et-Mosellanes will have a lot to do, especially since they will be deprived of their leader, Maryse Traut, who has withdrawn due to a domestic accident. The maintenance operation is in the sights for Laurence Combe, Catherine Bertossi, Florence Viry, Sophie Humilière and Captain Isabelle Patard. A place in the top 8 at the end of the two singles rounds would avoid all headaches in the play-offs for the Pulnéennes.
D3 (F): Nancy Aingeray in good company
A bad surprise for the clubs involved in pool A of the 3rd senior women’s division: the Coutainville course in Normandy was eaten away by the rising salt. Outraged by a French championship! From Friday, Nancy Aingeray will find seven other clubs in the League: Ammerschwhir, Amnéville, Chalon en Champagne, Épinal, Longwy, Strasbourg and La Wantzenau. “It will be hot, all the teams are more or less at the same level”, summarizes captain Martine Risse. She will be accompanied by Annick Charroyer, Sophie Schinert, Stéphanie Maghe-Lalevée and Bénédicte Omarini. Here again, it is a question of sneaking into the top 8 so as not to go through the ax of the play-off match-play.
D3 (H): Nancy Pulnoy well armed
On paper, Nancy Pulnoy is jointly armed in group B of the 3rd division. Captain Renaud Guérard did the accounts, evaluated the virtual compositions of the clubs: “on paper, in the 4th best workforce”. Marc Lévy Rueff, Xavier Tillement, Christophe Bolsius, Bruno Vitoux, Thierry Schmitt, Franck Trussardi and Kenan Ipek are presenting themselves this Thursday at Belle Dune in the Baie de Somme with serious arguments. Certainly not as much as Morfontaine, the club of the president of the French Golf Federation, Pascal Grizot, and its 3 players with a negative index! Will they be there, in the middle of the French Open? The Pulnéens will cross the road to Bouleaux, Preisch the strong Moselle and especially Strasbourg which came down, to everyone’s surprise, from the 2nd division.
D4 (M): Nancy Aingeray and the maintenance operation
“We don’t have a team to go up”. The captain of Nancy Aingeray, Philippe Charroyer, wants to be realistic and wise in his expectations. Maintenance operation above all. In the 4th division, in pool B, in Meaux Boutigny, the Meurthe-et-Mosellans will come up against heavyweights. Starting with La Wantzenau, Grand Est senior champion after torpedoing Metz Technopôle and its 1st division team! Ammerschwhir, Bitche, Épinal and Reims also represent the League. Big favourite? Béthemont who notably aligned Stéphane Barber, index -3.8. We may not do better in France. Aingeray will therefore count on Philippe Charroyer, Denis Veit, Gérard Hemmer, Gaëtan Claude, Michele Lombardi, Francis Omarini and the stainless Jean Glotz.