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Tait retains Suffolk Junior Championship

The Suffolk Junior Championship was held at Waldringfield Golf Club on Monday 3rd August. A field of 34 competitors took part, which included 8 boys under the age of 14 with handicaps of 10+ playing only 18 holes.

Gregor Tait, Ipswich, retained his title with rounds of 69 and 72 leaving him one under par for the day. Tait, who made his Suffolk first team debut at the weekend against Cambridgeshire, was two shots ahead of Sam Byford (Ipswich) and three ahead of Jed Seeley (Newton Green) and Jack Phillips (Ipswich) Byford carded a second round of 71 for a total of 142 where he was joined by 14 year old Habebul Islam ( Ipswich) who added a 2 under par 69 to his opening round of 73. Habebul's morning round of 73 took the Under 14 gross prize. 

Tait now has the opportunity to represent Suffolk in the England Golf Junior Champion of Champions tournament which is to be held at Woodhall Spa on the 19th September.  

Pictured left is Gregor Tait receiving the McKenzie up from Suffolk Golf Union President, Phil Platten 

The Suffolk Junior Team Shield was won by the Ipswich Trio of Gregor Tait, Habebul Islam and Sam Byford with 425 from Newton Green's Jed Seeley, Harvey Watts and Connor Talbot on 447. Pictured right is Sam Byford, Phil Platten, President- Suffolk Golf Union, Habebul Islam and Gregor Tait receiving the Suffolk Junior Team Shield.

Category Winners- Under 14 Handicap- Tyler Weaver ( West Suffolk)- Under 15 Handicap - Harvey Watts (Newton Green)-Under 16 Handicap - Ben Aves ( Bury St Edmunds)-Under 18 Handicap - Jack Phillips ( Ipswich) 

Under 15 Gross- Harry Fricker ( Ufford Park)-Under 16 Gross- Jack Cuthbert (Thorpeness) 

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