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Senior Open at Thetford Golf Club produces an exciting finish

PUBLISHED: 19:48 18 September 2017

Thetford Golf Club's Senior Captain Gary Goodchild  is pictured with Open winners John Carpenter (left) and Peter Yule. Picture: Club

Thetford Golf Club's Senior Captain Gary Goodchild is pictured with Open winners John Carpenter (left) and Peter Yule. Picture: Club

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It was a very close finish but two pairs from the host club ended at the top of the pile at Gary Goodchild's Senior Captain's Open at Thetford.

John Carpenter and Peter Yule played in the first group of the day and came in with 42 points — and that proved to be enough.

Thetford vice-captain Bob Pearson — playing with borrowed clubs after forgetting his own — partnered Alan Hitchborn to collect 41, taking second place on countback.

Barnham Broom pairing Mike Ladbrook and Tim Mitchell were third, with John Williams and Roger Davies of Stoke-by-Nayland fourth, both with 41, while Braintree’s John O’Connor and Alastair Stalker were unlucky to miss out on the prizes after finishing with the same total.

The nearest the pin prizes went to John Williams (Stoke-by-Nayland), Trevor Cave (Eaton), Jim Robertson (Spalding) and Terry Ryan (Ely City). There were 46 pairs competing.

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