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England's Roses stage great challenge to Eggheads

England's Golf Roses put up a cracking fight against the Eggheads in the BBC2 quiz.

The Roses – representing the English Women's Golf Association – came within a whisker of winning the £2000 prize pot.

They sailed through the four preliminary rounds, where individual team members went head to head with an Egghead on a specialist subject. All four Roses won.

But they came to grief on their last question in the final, general knowledge, round. They were asked: “Who became the first woman to fly across the English Channel in 1912?” Their choices were Harriet Quimby, Amy Johnson and Nancy Bird.

After much discussion – and with misgivings – they opted for Amy Johnson. The correct answer was Harriet Quimby.  Their Egghead opponent correctly answered his question to give the overall victory to his side.

The EWGA team was: performance director Linda Bayman, past English strokeplay and Yorkshire champion Sara Garbutt, compliance officer Kirstie Jennings and compliance assistant Karen Cassidy, and tournament secretary Emma Lowe.

“We had a fantastic time recording the quiz and it was great to see the show,” said Emma Lowe. “I think we can hold our heads up high.”




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