Golfers miss out in sudden-death

CHRIS Gooding and Alasdair Gillan, junior members of Ipswich Golf Club, were bitterly disappointed when the second round of the 10th Faldo Series (South East section) at Royal Ashdown Forest was abandoned because the course was waterlogged.

By Tony Garnett

CHRIS Gooding and Alasdair Gillan, junior members of Ipswich Golf Club, were bitterly disappointed when the second round of the 10th Faldo Series (South East section) at Royal Ashdown Forest was abandoned because the course was waterlogged.

Results from the first round at Royal St Georges stood, but as four players go forward from each age group section, there was a problem.

Four players were tied third with an opening round of 77.


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They had a sudden death play-off on the West course at Royal Ashdown Forest to decide who would go forward.

Jonathan Bell (Royal Blackheath) and Lewis Jackson (West Hove) went through. Gooding and Gillan missed out which was thoroughly frustrating.

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Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex will, however, be well represented at the next stage.

Faldo qualifiers

Midlands and East Anglia (Royal West Norfolk and Woburn): Under 21: Ben Kerr (Links, Newmarket), Chase Davis (Costessey Park). Under 18: Michael Swan (Stoke by Nayland), Stephen Chick (Dunston Hall). Under 17: Stuart Ballingall (Dunston Hall). Under 16: Rhodri Harston (Felixstowe Ferry). Under 15: Adam Woodhead (Newton Green).

East Midlands: (Hollinwell and Stapleford Park): Under 17: Liam Brace (Stoke by Nayland), Under 16: Alastair Hall (Bungay).

All above at regional qualifier at Forest of Arden on August 29.

South (The Berkshire and Brocket Hall): Under 18: Dave Thomas (Braintree). Under 17: Joe Galbraith (Rochford Hundred). Under 16: Jay Beisser (Rochford Hundred). Under 15: Jack Heasman (West Essex).

South East: (Royal St Georges and Royal Ashdown Forest): Under 18: Jack Clarke (Chelmsford).

Above at regional final at Walton Heath on August 21.

South West (Saunton and Royal Porthcawl): Under 21: Aaron Parkes (Stoke by Nayland). Regional final at Celtic Manor on August 31.

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