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Essex Under 18's v Suffolk Under 18's

Essex entertained Suffolk at Toot Hill Golf Club, Harlow on Thursday 10th April.The match was played on a perfect day for golf-very little breeze and sunshine.The course, situated in rolling countryside, was in excellent condition.

After the morning 9 hole foursomes Suffolk led by two games to one with wins by Jack Forgan and Jasper Johnson by 3 & 1 over Louis Lazarus and Elliot Fullalove and Lewis Staff and Josh Robertson who defeated Bradley Bawden and Todd Clements 4 & 2. Paul Waring and George Copsey narrowly lost 1 down to Mitchell Sarling and Taylor Carter, who started the day with an eagle 2, Taylor having holed their second shot from 150 yards, Waring's putt to halve the match on the 9th green sitting on the edge of the hole and refusing to drop.

In the afternoon singles Essex proved too strong with only Josh Robertson and Lewis Staff managing to halve their games.Robertson was 2 down with 2 to play against Mitchell Sarling whilst Staff came back from 4 down and birdied the last to secure a halve with Fullalove. Jack Forgan, although feeling unwell, insisted on finishing his game but could not repeat his excellent win achieved with Johnson in the foursomes.

Results- Am Foursomes- Paul Waring and George Copsey lost to Mitchell Sarling and Taylor Carter 1 down, Jack Forgan and Jasper Johnson beat Louis Lazarus and Elliot Fullalove 3 & 1, Lewis Staff and Josh Robertson beat Bradley Bawden and Todd Clements 4 & 2

Pm Singles- Robertson halved with Sarling, Johnson lost to Carter 1 down, Waring lost to Lazarus 4 & 3, Staff halved with Fullalove, Forgan lost to Bawden 6 & 5, Copsey lost to Clements 2 & 1

Match Result -Essex 6 Suffolk 3 

Pictured, left to right, Johnson, Forgan, Waring, Copsey, Robertson and Staff.