Swan and Brace win junoir foursomes crown

Michael Swan and Liam Brace of Stoke by Nayland were winners of the Suffolk Junior Foursomes Championship at Felixstowe Ferry with a one under par round in a gentle seaside breeze.

Michael Swan and Liam Brace of Stoke by Nayland were winners of the Suffolk Junior Foursomes Championship at Felixstowe Ferry with a one under par round in a gentle seaside breeze.

Even though they dropped four shots on the par threes, they had five birdies created enough chances to have won by a far greater margin.

Out in two under par after a dropped shot at the ninth where the pin position was tricky to say the least, they then birdied the 10th. A long putt from Swan from near the fringe of the green was cause for celebration after they had looked in dire trouble in the damp part of a bunker from the drive.

At that stage there seemed to be no serious challengers. Rhodri Harston and Owen Pearl were four over at the turn and, although they came back in level par, the damage had been done,


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Holders for the past two years, Hugo Dobson and Patrick Spraggs, had two disastrous holes which put them out of contention despite five birdies.

They took an eight at the second, normally regarded as a birdie opportunity, and a nine at the 11th when they were five off the tee. The rough was long and lost balls were commonplace.

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Callum Monk and Adam Woodhead were progressing quite well at one stage. Jack Cardy and Jordan Dymond made a good start but were unable to maintain the pressure on the leaders.

It was good to see a talented girls' pairing of Heidi Baek and Jo Taylor in the field but it did not turn out to be their day.

Stuart Green of Felixstowe sunk a long putt on the 14th much to his delight but the Swan and Brace pairing, with handicaps of plus two and plus one, will have their names engraved on the trophy.

The handicap prize went to John Cottrell and James Markham of Rushmere. More will be heard of them in years to come.

Scores

71: Liam Brace and Michael Swan (Stoke by Nayland).

76: Rhodri Harston (Felixstowe Ferry) and Owen Pearl (Stoke by Nayland).

79: Chris Gooding and Jack Jowers (Ipswich), Callum Monk (Rookery Park) and Adam Woodhead (Newton Green). Handicap third place.

80: Jack Cardy (Hintlesham) and Jordan Dymond (Fynn Valley). Handicap runners-up.

81: Jo Taylor (Rushmere) and Heidi Baek (Felixstowe Ferry), Harry Hogg (Fynn Valley) and Stuart Green (Felixstowe Ferry).

82: Hugo Dobson (Fynn Valley) and Patrick Spraggs (Stowmarket).

85: Josh Cottrell and James Markham (Rushmere) Handicap winners.

87: Ross Halil (Diss) and Connor James (Rushmere).

89: Ian Scott and Tom Brown (Bungay).

91: Josh Day and James Hatton (Stoke by Nayland).

92: Louis Freeman and Sam Wardle (Stoke by Nayland).

95: Harry Turner and Jack Turner (Bury St Edmunds), Aaron Cribb and Jordan Nelli (Rushmere).

97: Robert Salter (Ufford Park) and Lewis Salter (Fynn Valley).

98: Tommy Hunt and Danny Perring (Gorleston).

99: Shaun Palfrey (The Suffolk) and Craig Nurse (Bury St Edmunds).

101: John Cantwell and Sarah Howe (Ipswich).

102: Charlie Sargent and Lewis Woodhead (Newton Green).

104: Greg Carton and Mark Fosker (Felixstowe Ferry).

105: Anthony Sharpe (Fynn Valley) and Joshua Young (Rushmere).

106: Jack Williams and Andrew Dearing (Thorpeness).

114: Craig Hancocks (Woodbridge) and Joshua Murton (Felixstowe).

115: Charlotte Fawdry (Ipswich) and Nick Bates (Ufford Park), Kieran Hogarty and Rosie Gilbert (Fynn Valley).

126: Thomas Tiller and James Tiller (St Clements).

127: Thomas Cousins and Daniel Newton (Thorpeness).

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