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Louis Martin is Suffolk Matchplay Champion

The Suffolk Match play Championship (Presidents Mashie) was played over the weekend 8/9th July at Diss Golf Club.

16 qualifiers from the Amateur Championship took part with the field reduced to 4 at the end of day one. In the top half of the draw Louis Martin, Haverhill, had impressive wins, both 1 up against County players, Josh Driver and Chris Bartrum. In the bottom half  Luke Thompson, the title holder, reached the last 4 beating fellow Rookery Park player Conal Downing at the 2nd extra hole in round one and Greg Hills 3 & 1 in round two.  

The semi-finals saw Louis Martin beat Jamie Jones 2 & 1 whilst Thompson overcame Josh Robertson 1 up.

The final saw 17 year old Martin establish a 3 up lead with 3 holes to play only for Thompson to stage a recovery by winning the next two holes.Thompson was however unable to win the final hole leaving Martin the winner 1 up.

Pictured are Louis Martin (left), County President, Colin Firmin and Luke Thompson (right)

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