Haverhill Golf Club’s Junior Captain, Dan Walker, put in a scintillating display to finish 10 shots clear of his nearest rival and claim the R Brown Cup on Sunday.
Considered the next major on the club’s calendar, the competition was 36 holes, medal, played off full handicap with a full handicap allowance.
Despite difficult weather conditions, Walker carded two excellent rounds of 67 and 65 for 132, which sees his handicap reduced to 13.
Ciaran Brennan was the runner-up with 142 (73&69) on count-back from third-placed Martin Bentley with (66&76), while Andy Fisher with 143 (69&74) was fourth.
Haverhill’s Stenson Team have set up a semi-final showdown on August 22 with the winner of the Felixstowe and Bury St Edmunds third-round match, after winning at Waldringfield on Saturday.
A 7-5 victory was achieved after they had consolidated a 3-1 advantage taken into lunchtime.
The full results were (Haverhill first): Morning pairs: C Vince & L Whiting won 7&5 vs L Rivers & M Virley; J Merritt & J Bligh won 3&2 vs M Beith & J Nelli; J Young & G Scott lost 6&5 vs S Creasey & A Pryke; A Fish & P Bartlett won 6&4 vs K Calver & J Fulcher. Afternoon signles: John Young lost 3&2 vs L Rivers; P Bartlett won 1up vs A Boother; L Merritt won 2&1 vs A Pryke; G Scott won 6&5 vs K Calver; J Bligh lost 3&2 vs M Beith; A Fish lost 7&6 vs S Creasey; L Whiting lost 2down vs J Fulcher; C Vince won 5&3 vs J Nelli.
The Men’s Midweek Medal last Wednesday saw some extremely close scores across the divisions with the overall winner having to be decided on count-back.
Ian Andrews just had the edge, carding a superb nett 67, with three other players sharing the same score, and he trimmed his score by two shots.
The full results were: Division One: 1st Liam Merritt 72-5-67; 2nd Martin Mansfield 81-12-69; 3rd Michael Bennett 80-9-71ocb. Division Two: 1st Spencer Tatum 87-20-67ocb, 2nd John Stokes 84-17-67, 3rd Howard Craven 84-16-68; Division three: 1st Ian Andrews 89-22-67, 2nd Patrick Bowes 91-23-68ocb, 3rd Colin Smith 91-23-68.