Long wait is over as Setchell wins Thetford Club Championship


- Credit: Archant

Four-handicap Robert Setchell won the Neville Bishop Trophy and was crowned Thetford Golf Club’s champion.

Robert, who runs a guest house in Ely, returned cards of 75-78-153 to win by three from last year’s junior captain Dean Scott

Dean, who plays off nine and came in with two 78s, had the consolation of taking the handicap prize with two nett 69s.

Robert said in his winner’s speech that he had won the Junior Club Championship at Ely in 1971 when he was 11 and he had been trying to win a club crown ever since then, finally managing it at the age of 57.

Third place in the gross competition went to Robert Taylor (5) who had 81-77 for 158, beating seven-handicap Jack Chi Wai-chiu, who had 77-81, on countback.

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Other gross scores: Matthew Harben 77-82-159; Paul Pearce 78-83-161; David Hudson 83-81-164; Mike Horley 82-82-164; David Ball 79-86-165; Ross Sanford 87-79-166; Gareth Mills 82-84-166; Iain Hamshaw 82-84-166; Steve Burridge 85-83-168; Matt Wabe 83-85-168; Ray Hamilton 82-86-168; Daryl Breen 89-81-170; David Robinson 84-86-170; Robert Kingsley 82-88-170.

Nett scores: Dean Scott (9) 69-69-138; Steve Burridge (13) 72-70-142; Iain Hamshaw (11) 71-73-144; David Robinson (13) 71-73-144; Jack Chi Wai-chiu (7) 70-74-144; Robert Setchell (4) 71-74-145; Robert Kingsley (12) 70-76-146; Matt Harben (6) 71-76-147; Robert Taylor (5) 76-72-148; Paul Pearce (6) 72-77-149; David Hudson (7) 76-74-150; Arron Gaskell (17) 79-73-152; Stuart McGill (11) 78-74-152; Mike Horley (6) 78-78-152; Stephen Duncan (14) 75-77-152; Ray Hamilton (8) 74-78-152; Glenn Beardsall (17) 71-81-152.

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