The Suffolk Amateur Foursomes was played at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club on Sunday 26th April. The event attracted the largest field seen in recent years of 60 pairs.
The Diss pairing of Chris Bartrum and James Biggs took the title and Macleod Cup with a second hole play off victory over Josh Cottrell and Connor James of Ipswich who received the Watts Salvers, both pairs finishing tied on 148. The Ipswich pair could have won at the 1st play off hole when they 3 putted to halve the hole.They also appeared to be better placed at the 2nd play off hole with Bartrum bunkered and Cottrell some 5 feet short of the green. However Biggs played a superb bunker shot leaving Bartrum to hole a downhill putt from 15 feeet whilst Cottrell missed an uphill putt from 7 feet to take the match to a further hole.
Pictured are left to right, County President Phil Platten and Chris Bartrum and James Biggs with the Macleod Cup.
The Felixstowe pairing of Neil Meadows and John Blackwell were 3rd on 149 with Luke Thompson and Guy Mummery, Rookery Park 4th on 150 thanks to an afternoon round of 73.
Roger Taylor and Richard Barton, Aldeburgh and Woodbridge,took the morning gross prize with 74 with Steve Sayers and Rhodri Harston, Felixstowe Ferry, taking the afternoon gross with a 73.
The all day handicap prize went to BillyMcCleod and Phil Cooke of Felixtowe Ferry on 141 followed by Chris Whyatt and Andy Ball, Bury St Edmunds, on 143.
County Captain, Nathan Overton,Woodbridge and Ali Hall, Halesworth, failed in their attempt to achieve a hat trick of wins finishing 6th equal on 152.
History was however made with Flempton's Nicki McMahon, having received her referees badge at the England Golf Rules School held at Market Rasen, officiating at the event.
The prizes were awarded by County President, Phil Platten, who praised all the competitors on their speed of play which enabled an extremely large field to complete the event in daylight.
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Posted on 27/04/2015
by Charlie Wilderspin