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Green takes honours at Thetford Golf Club after solid round

PUBLISHED: 19:14 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 19:15 11 December 2017

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Tom Green's solid back nine of 39 — two bogeys at 12 and 13 with pars at the other seven holes — gave him a nett 70 and a one-stroke win in the Division One Medal at Thetford Golf Club.

Tom, who plays off 10, came in with a gross 80 to finish one ahead of Paul Garnham (81-10-71), Daniel Franklin (86-15-71), Neil Elers (82-11-71) and Stephen Duncan (84-13-71).

Other scores: Rob Taylor 77-5-72, Gareth Mills 77-5-72, Paul Pearce 78-5-73, Robert Setchell 78-4-74, Mike Horley 80-6-74, Dan Traher 75-1-74, David Sutton 85-11-74, Ashley Forbes 88-13-75, Michael Smith 87-12-75, John Ward 86-10-76, Darron Franks 87-11-76, Ryan Woods 86-10-76, Steve Randall 89-13-76.

The Division Two winner was Alan Hodgkinson with 95-20-75 followed by Paul Macrow 104-26-78, Martin Lash 99-20-79 and Nolan Guthrie 99-18-81.

Pauline O’Sullivan won the Ladies’ Turkey Trot with 36 points off her handicap of 27. She finished four ahead of Ann Engwell (19).

Other scores 31 Gwen Dixon (31), Kath Malvern (6) and Sandra Smith (26); 29 Wendy Puttock (13), Chris Edgar (20) and Ann Bayes (23); 28 Sue Pitcher (10), Liz Wigg (14) and Mary Neal (23).

Seniors’ Stableford: 37 Ian Brown (13) on countback from Ron McMullin (14), Steve McIlroy (22), Brian Maiden (19) and Martin Jackson (12); 36 Steve Cobb (10); 35 John Carpenter (17); 33 Bob Pearson (14), Colin Wigg (15) and Dave Rivett (19); 32 Jim Neal (22) and Roger Smith (9); 31 Tom Langlands (16), Norman Hargreaves (19), Jim Fleming (20), Phil Halford (13), Trevor Wignall (10), Kevin G Stannard (28) and Ollie Snushall (17).

At the annual meeting Bob Pearson was elected as club captain for 2018 with Mike Horley as his vice-captain. The ladies’ captain will be Margaret Hayward and they will all drive into office on January 1.

President Anne McHarg will serve a third year of office and Chris White was re-elected as treasurer.

The meeting was the first as Thetford GC Ltd following 104 years as Thetford GC.

Rugby Union: Thetford suffered a third straight defeat against one of the top sides in London Three Eastern Counties on Saturday when they lost 32-28 at home to Stowmarket, who moved to the top of the table as a result. Thetford are at home again to third from bottom Newmarket on Saturday.

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