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Touchwood Cup goes to Ashcroft and West

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Graham Ashcroft and Jason West teamed up to win the final of the Touchwood Cup at Haverhill Golf Club.

Ashcroft and West got off to a good start as they went one up on the first hole against their opponents in the final, Dean Cornelius and Kim Ward.

The second hole was halved, before Ashcroft and West won the third hole to open up a two-hole lead.

After hole four was halved, Cornelius and Ward took the fifth hole to reduce the lead to just one hole.

Ashcroft and West then won holes six and seven to go three in front and, after halving the eighth hole, took the next hole to go four up.

Their lead was extended to six after the pair won holes 10 and 11, before Cornelius and Ward fought back winning the 12th, 13th and 14th holes to reduce the deficit to three.

Cornelius and West made a great five on the 15th, with the former producing a 15 foot putt, however Ashcroft and West holed the five foot putt for the par to complete a 4&3 victory.

n Elsewhere, Haverhill’s Terry Lyons teamed up with Felixstowe Ferry’s Ian Wheeldon to win the Four Ball Better Ball competition at Southwold on Sunday.

The duo scored 41 points to just edge out the Haverhill pair of Terry Lyons and John Kennedy’s 40 point total to win the trophy.

n Tim Daniels was the overall winner of the Men’s Midweek Stableford at Haverhill Golf Club last Wednesday.

Daniels saw off an impressive field of 53 players with a superb score of 42 points, which helped reduce his handicap by a shot to 11.

Mick Warren (37 points) and Andy Gage (35) completed the top three in the Division One standings, while David Roope (39) took top honours in Division Two.

Trevor Broomfield (36) pipped Nick Bailey to second place on a count back, while Peter Young (35) needed a count back to beat David Bohanna to the Division Three title, with Dave Hedley (34) finishing in third.

n Haverhill Golf Club’s ladies competed in their Rosebowl final on Saturday, which comprised of a field of all the monthly medal winners throughout the 2015 season.

Mandy Williamson battled through the wintery conditions to beat Mary Sail (second) and Anne Reed (third).

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