Suffolk Golf Union
Suffolk Under 14's played their first match of the season against Norfolk at Bungay and Waveney Valley Golf Club. The teams played 9 holes foursomes followed by 18 holes singles.
Suffolk took a 3 - 1 lead after the foursomes but Norfolk rallied in the singles to make it a very close game with three matches being decided on the last hole. The result hinged on the final match left on the course between Cameron Bacon, playing in his first county match, and Will Payne. There was never more than a one hole lead for either boy and they reached the 18th tee all square. After two excellent drives, Bacon played a superb shot to the green, finishing four feet from the pin. Payne missed the green to the left and was unable to get up and down, so a comfortable par gave Bacon the win to ensure the match finished level at 6 - 6.
Scores (Suffolk names first) : -Foursomes - 9 holes - Suffolk 3 Norfolk 1
George Swallow and Sebastian Kubitzek beat Sullivan Goddard and Matthew Cozens (4 and 3) Henry Clarke and Patrick Coffey beat Harry Thomas and Max Cutting (1 up) Kane Russell and George Whinney beat Felix Bartrum and Will Payne (2 up) Cameron Bacon and Michael Kirk lost to Hayden Bradley and Quin Monaghan (2 down)
Singles - 18 holes - Suffolk 3 Norfolk 5
Patrick Coffey lost to Harry Thomas (2 and 1) -Henry Clarke lost to Sullivan Goddard (4 and 2)-George Swallow lost to Felix Bartrum (1 down) -Kane Russell beat Quin Monaghan (3 and 2)-Sebastian Kubitzek beat Hayden Bradley (2 up)-Cameron Bacon beat Will Payne (1 up) -George Whinney lost to Matthew Cozens (5 and 4) -Michael Kirk lost to Max Cutting (6 and 5)
Result: 6 - 6
Photo of Suffolk team attached -
Back row (from left) Sebastian Kubitzek, Patrick Coffey, Kane Russell, George Whinney, Henry Clarke
Front row (from left) George Swallow, Micchael Kirk, Cameron Bacon