Dymond sparkles in Junior Open win

Fifteen-year-old Jordan Dymond of Fynn Valley, who has a handicap of five, won the Rushmere Junior Open with rounds of 73 and 74. He was one under par in his second round until dropping shots at the final two holes.

By Tony Garnett

Fifteen-year-old Jordan Dymond of Fynn Valley, who has a handicap of five, won the Rushmere Junior Open with rounds of 73 and 74. He was one under par in his second round until dropping shots at the final two holes.

Dymond, beaten semi-finalist in the Suffolk Junior match play on the same course, ended two shots ahead of Jack Cardy of Hintlesham, whose disappointing opening round of 78 was followed by a 71.

Harry Hogg of Fynn Valley beat first round leader Curtis Mann of Rushmere on count back for third place. Mann was one under par at the turn on his second round before some costly errors saw him slide down the leader board.


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Chris Soanes of Rookery Park put himself out of contention with an opening round of 81. He hit back with 70, the best round of the day, in the afternoon.

The longer handicap competitors played only one Stableford round. Winner was Cheryl Chisholm with 43 points off a handicap of 18. She beat Luke Skippings of Rushmere into second place, although the runner-up's handicap has been reduced to 14 after his haul of 41 points.

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Joshua Young of Rushmere won Division Three with 42 points. His handicap has been reduced from 25 to 23.

George Summers, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, has run the event for the past 14 years. He hands over next year to David Duffell.

Summers said: “I started the tournament after I attended a meeting of the Suffolk Golf Union junior committee who felt that 36-hole competitions would help to improve the standard of the county's young golfers.”

Rushmere Junior Open Leading Scores

147: Jordan Dymond 73 74

149: Jack Cardy 78 71

150: Harry Hogg 77 73, Curtis Mann 72 78.

151: Chris Soanes 81 70. 153: Matthew Howlett 79 74.

154: Stuart Green 74 80.

156: Matthew McCauley 80 76.

159: Callen Newman 83 76.

163: Connor James 84 79.164: Joanne Taylor 87 77.

165: Thomas Williams 84 81.

Division Two

43pts: Cheryl Chisholm.

41: Luke Skippings.

40: Michael Hewitt.

39: Reece Young.

37: Archie Ainslie.

36: Aaron Howard, Mitchell McCauley.

35: Mark Fosker,

32: Charlotte Fawdry.

31: Jordon James, James Markham.

30: Alasdair Plumb.

Division Three

42pts: Joshua Young.

37: Jessica Hewitt.

34: Alexander Hardwick.

33: Angus Chisholm.

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