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Habebul Islam is Suffolk Schools Champion

Habebul Islam of Northgate High School won the Suffolk Schools’ Championship with a round of one under par 69 in breezy conditions at Diss where the rough was punishing. He also took the under-16 title as he does not turn 16 until April. Habebul, a member at Ipswich Golf Club, holds a handicap of scratch.

Runner-up was Max Adams of Culford Academy where he is coached by Lawrence Dodd. He also had a round of 69 but was beaten on count back. Three-handicap Adams is also still under 16.

Some of the players, at Suffolk schools, are members at clubs outside the county.

Fourteen-handicap Taylor Crisp of Farlingaye and Seckford, won Division Two of the handicap with net 63.

Other leading scores of Suffolk-based boys included: 76: Tom Auchterlonie (Thomas Mills and Woodbridge). 77: Taylor Crisp (Farlingaye and Seckford). 78: Oliver Page (Thomas Gainsborough and Newton Green). 80: Alfie Halil (King Edward VI and Flempton), George Fricker (Farlingaye and Ufford Park), Jude Everitt (Culford Academy and Flempton), Max Weaver (Culford Academy and Bury St Edmunds, Jon Tait (Ipswich School), Kamiar Azvine (Farlingaye and Ipswich), Edward Pomeroy (Culford Academy).

The leading girl was 18-year-old Alice Barlow (Thomas Gainsborough and Newton Green), the Suffolk Ladies’ champion, with a round of 74. Other scores: 85: Georgia Parker (Culford Academy). 87: Ana Inglis (Culford Academy). 95: Fiona Stokes (County Upper).98: Jessica Buck (St Felix). 100:Mary Cuthbert (Thomas Mills).