BENTHAM Golf Club duo Carole Capstick and Judy Lovett have been turning heads in the prestigious Daily Mail Foursomes trophy.

The pair are becoming something of sudden-death specialists, having triumphed twice after being taken to extra holes in their latest games.

The competition is one of the largest amateur golfing events in the world, with more than 190,000 players competing in the qualifying rounds. Bentham Golf Club, which boasts views of the Three Peaks and the Lake District hills, regularly enters players into the competition.

Carole and Judy’s exploits were even given a write-up in last week’s Daily Mail, following a tense battle on the 19th and 20th holes.

The Bentham pair started the match well, and were three up after nine, but their opponents, Marian Eastwood and Elaine Dunne from Lancashire, fought back to the take the match to extra holes.

Carole said: “It was a real, real battle. You could see the tension getting to everybody. I remember saying on the 19th, “Come on, we’re on away ground and we’ve got this far, we’ve got to do this.”

The pair survived a tough 19th, and finally claimed victory after their opponents ran into some trees.

Carole added: “It was the first time they’d hit a bad shot. It was such a shame really, but we battled it out well.

“My partner can be quite wild, but she was just amazing. Both games she has played out of her skin.”

The pair are now four matches away from securing a place in the grand final at Slaley Hall in Northumberland.