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England Golf South East Group Junior Foursomes

Suffolk Boys put in a disappointing performance in the England Golf SE Group Foursomes, played at Ham Manor in Sussex, and finished 7th of the 8 counties competing.

The competition is 36 holes of foursomes medal play with the scores of all three pairs representing each county to count, which is probably the most difficult form of the game.

Louis Martin and Liam Hansey were Suffolk's best pair, with a creditable score of 10 over par for the two rounds. George Fricker and Tom Auchterlonie were inexplicably 14 over par in the first round, having been six over after just two holes, Fricker going out of bounds on both holes. Alfie Halil and Jude Everett were 9 over after their first round.

Team Manager, Patrick Spraggs, made a tactical change for the second round which improved the scoring slightly. Fricker was paired with Halil which produced a score of six over par. Aucherlonie and Everett scored eleven over par. This gave Suffolk a total score of 50 over par, which does not in any way reflect scores the boys are capable of. Only Middlesex had a higher score.

There was an extremely close finish for the leaders, with only one stroke separating five counties. Kent were the eventual winners on countback from Surrey, both scoring 39 over par. Norfolk, Essex and Sussex were just one behind at 40 over par. With Suffolk being only 11 strokes behind the winners it shows that, with a performance expected from them, they could well have been in contention for the title.

The full scores can be found on http://www.southeastgolfunion.co.uk/competition.php?compid=391