Curry still in the hunt for title

DEFENDING champion Paul Curry is still in contention to retain his title at the PGA EuroPro Tour event at Stoke by Nayland.Curry, a member of the Colne Valley Golf Club, won the competition in 2005 and 2006 and still has an outside chance of completing his hat-trick.

DEFENDING champion Paul Curry is still in contention to retain his title at the PGA EuroPro Tour event at Stoke by Nayland.

Curry, a member of the Colne Valley Golf Club, won the competition in 2005 and 2006 and still has an outside chance of completing his hat-trick.

He fired an opening day 72 and followed that up with a 73 yesterday. Curry will start the last day on one-over, six shots behind Irish leader Michael McDermott.

Clacton golfer Jason Levermore will join Curry in the final round after rounds of 71 and 74 left him in equal 19th position.


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Chelmsford's Lloyd Kennedy just did enough to scrape into the final day of this event by one shot, despite a second round 78.

Among those making an early exit from the competition was Bury St Edmunds-based Lawrence Dodd, a former England amateur international and Suffolk county player.

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He registered two double bogeys in his second round - at the fourth and 10th - and this proved costly as he missed the cut by one shot.

Craig Housden, a member of the Channels club in Little Waltham, also failed to qualify after a disappointing 80 on Wednesday. He could only manage a 76 yesterday.

Justin Brown, of Gosfield Lake, playing under the Richard Wheeler Golf Academy, missed out with 77-76. Scores:

139: M McDermott (Stagstown). 141: D Mooney (Nevada Bobs, Belfast), W Bladon (Marriott Forest of Arden), D Ray (Glamorgan), F McGuirk (Princes). 142: C Nicoll (Prestwick), J Doherty (Picture Financial), M Searle (Woodbury Park), M Le Mesurier (unattached), N Treacher (unattached), M Cort (unattached). Other scores included: 145: P Curry (Colne Valley), J Levermore (Clacton). 148: S Whiffin (Enfield), D Brooks (Sports Academy), L Kennedy (Chelmsford), R Claydon (Gog Magog). Among those who missed the cut: 149: L Dodd (Thetford). 152: O Pearl (Sports Academy). 153: P Ring (The Warren), J Brown (Richard Wheeler Golf Academy), W Boniface (Sports Academy). 156: C Housden (Channels). 157: J Winer (Sports Academy). 158: D Chapman (Weston Park).

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