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Dell Bower Invitational

The annual Dell Bower Invitational tournament was held at Hintlesham Golf Club on Tuesday 22nd July. Dell Bower, President of Suffolk PGA has sponsored this event for many years and originally it was for PGA trainees, however in latter years up and coming promising amateurs from the county have been invited with the number of PGA trainees in the region markedly decreasing.

The morning round saw Jack Cardy (Ipswich) shoot 69 which was matched by Sam Byford, a 16 year old also from Ipswich Golf Club, whose round included a hole in one  at the par 3 13th. Chris Bartrum (Diss), Jack Phillips (Fynn Valley) Lewis Whiting (Haverhill) and Jed Seeley (Newton Green) all carded 72's.

Byford maintained his form in the afternoon to take the Tony Garnett Cup, adding a 70 for a total of 139, one shot better than Cardy who shot a 71 for a 140 total. Bartrum was third on 142 followed by Phillips on 143. Gregor Tait shot 69 in the afternoon, eleven shots better than the 80 recorded in the morning round.

Scores- Sam Byford 139, Jack Cardy 140, Chris Bartrum 142, Jack Phillips 143, Lewis Whiting 146, Monty Scowsill 146, Calvin Sherwood 148, Gregor Tait 149, Guy Mummery 150, James Biggs 151, Chris Vince 151, Jack Forgan 151, Toby Spink 153, Jed Seeley 153, Alex Davey 153, Will Morcombe 153, Jasper Johnson 156, Josh Driver 157, Daniel Jennings 159, Max Hemson 166, Mark Fosker 167, Joshua Murton N/R

The trainees competition and Dell Bower Trophy was won by Phil Westley of Hintlesham with a total of 142- 74-68, followed by Bradley Wilkins (Fynn Valley) 143, Ed Garrard (Rookery Park) 151, James Markham (Aldeburgh) 152 and Daniel Skriabin (Ufford Park) 159

Thanks go to Dell Bower for once again sponsoring the event and providing a superb luncheon for a number of invited guests.