King’s Lynn reach Barnard Trophy final after thrilling finish

King's Lynn Golf Club hosted this year's Fowler Trophy, a pair's county
event for a lady and junior girl from the same club playing greensomes.

King's Lynn Golf Club hosted this year's Fowler Trophy, a pair's county event for a lady and junior girl from the same club playing greensomes.

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King’s Lynn Golf Club reached the final of the Barnard Trophy after a thrilling finish.

The semi-final took place at Dunston Hall Golf Club between Lynn and Bawburgh Golf Club.

MHGC

MHGC

The weather was fine, but there was still a breeze and some strong gusts, which made the course, which was in excellent condition, even more difficult than it already is.

The four matches were played in a very competitive but friendly manner. The first and second groups finished their games with Lynn being 4 holes up.

When the third group came to the 18th tee Bawburgh were 3 holes up.

Both drives went into bunkers, and both were chipped out to the green.

Lynn putted first and missed, but the Bawburgh player holed his putt which put them 4 holes up, placing the whole match all-square with one match to play.

The final group came to the 18th tee with Lynn one up. This hole was halved which gave the Lynn pairing a win by one hole, and an overall win by a hole.

The final will be played against Sprowston Manor Golf Club at Royal Norwich on Wednesday, August 31, tee off 12.30pm.

KLGC thank Dunston Hall for their hospitality in providing a great venue.

Result: Maurice Lawlor/Paul Arnold won 1up, Blair Rule/Bob Murray won 3 up, Mike Wilson/Arthur Vanderloo lost 4 down, Richard Brown /Richard Jessop 1 up.

l KLGC hosted this year’s Fowler Trophy, a pair’s county event for a lady and junior girl from the same club playing greensomes, writes Jane Bisley.

The day was bright and breezy which caused a little chaos with King’s Lynn’s tight tree-lined fairways but nevertheless produced some excellent scores in both the 18 holes and 9 holes events.

Winners: 1 ladies captain Chris Frazer and Emma Bambridge from Bawburgh with 44 points, 2 Jill Calvert/Hannah Thomson (Bawburgh) 43, 3 Sian Fenn-Green/Abigail O’Riordan from Swaffham 37pts, 4 Dereham ladies captain Ali Atterwell and Charlotte Chisholm 36.

9 holes competition: 1 Jacquie Reeks and Jessica Ket on their home course 21 points, 2 Jane Bizley/Jennifer Brown (Dereham) 17, 3 Diane Prewer/Farron Jackson 15 and Margaret Baxter/Ruby Patterson 14, all from Royal Cromer GC.

In spite of some of the county’s girls being unavailable a total of 26 pairs took part which was an excellent turnout. The next event will be the Autumn Trophy on Friday, October 28 at Richmond Park.