Bicester duo Carly Bosher and Laura Watkins just missed out winning the pairs title at the HowDidiDo-National Matchplay Championship in Portugal.

Bosher, a 13-handicapper, and Watkins, who plays off one, completed five rounds of matchplay to finishadrift of winners Tom Muldoon and Kevin Commins, from Newry, Northern Ireland.

The Oxfordshire pair had to battle their way through local rounds and a regional final during 2013 to qualify for the tournament which was held at the Quinta do Lago resort, on the Algarve.