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Price is right for Sally in Ladies’ Medal event

Linda Alexander and Sally Price were both victorious in Haverhill Golf Club ladies’ most recent medal competitions.

Alexander returned an impressive nett 72, while Price finished with a nett 75 as both ladies claimed wins on the course.

Elsewhere, seven of the club’s ladies represented Haverhill in the Division Four meeting at Southwold.

On an unforgiving course there were varying results for the ladies, while more recently Haverhill Ladies just lost out 2.5-1.5 to Bourne in a friendly match hosted by the club.

Jackie Condon, Fiona Stokes, Mandy Williamson, Anna Fairhead and Lyn Fish comprised a team of five Haverhill ladies who travelled to Lowestoft to play in the Weston Trophy.

A close match at Rookery Park resulted in a narrow loss for Haverhill 3-2.

In the Ladies’ Midweek Stableford there was more success for Price, who won with 37 points, while the Saturday Stableford went to Anne Reed with an excellent 42 points.

Alexander, Haverhill’s Lady Golfer of the Year, has been busy representing the club at the recent East of England Ladies’ Golf Medal final.

The final was held at Thetford Golf Club, where Alexander proved an excellent ambassador for Haverhill, finishing in 22nd place out of a field of 120 players.

Doreen Darbey, Dick Sisman, John Condon and Bob Hammett won the Alan Wakeman Trophy, a competition for the seniors which is played with a mixed match format.

Husband and wife Kirsty and Chris Irons played alongside Paul Chapman to win the Peggy McGhee trophy, while elsewhere Haverhill hosted a mixed match against Girton which produced a convincing 5-2 win for the hosts.

There has been a full program of events for Haverhill’s men as well, with the IFF medal being won by Ciaran Brennan with a creditable score of 41 points.

Brennan also won the Division Two title, while Alan O’Donoghue’s haul of 39 points won him top honours in Division One, and Roger Corbett’s 38 points made him the Division Three winner.

Andy Fish won the Men’s Midweek Medal with a steady nett 68, while the Foundation Cup went to Harvey Bavester, who returned nett scores of 76 and 69 in tough playing conditions.

Haverhill suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Stowmarket in the Curry Cup team event, losing 9.5-8.5.

There was success though for the Beaumont team, who were victorious playing at home against St Audry’s.

They progress to an away clash with Felixstowe this month.

The Parklands members held a foursomes match played over eight holes which was won by Ceila Bramwell and Darren Brittain.

In the Juniors’ section, the girls have been excelling, with Fiona Stokes winning the Thorpeness Junior Open with a nett 78.

The Junior Academy Fundraiser was won by a visiting team from Fynn Valley, who narrowly beat O’Donoghue, Richard Newman and Peter Young on a count-back.

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