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Bunn continues hot streak with Whitbread Trophy triumph

Jonathon Bunn continued his excellent run of form at Bury St Edmunds Golf Club with his second triumph in nine days, claiming the Whitbread Trophy to reduce his handicap from 15 to 10.

The other main event of the past week at Tut Hill was the Dunget Salver, for handicaps of 16 through to 28 which saw Chris Brock win his first trophy since joining the club to ensure his name will go on the honours board.

The Men’s MWQ August Medal One was won by Scott Rutherford, with Phil Smailes second and Dan Smailes third.

Medal Two was won by Michael Hawthorne, with Brian Barnes runner-up and Winston Stoute third.

The Junior Medal was won by Alex Wilkens, with Charles Wilkens in second place followed by Andrew Gee and Michael Gee respectively.

The final of the Men’s Croger Cup also took place — between Ben Aves and Ray Coleman — with the top eight players from the qualifying Medal round going into a matchplay event.

The match was won by Ben Aves 4&2. After four holes Aves went 4up and looked an easy winner, but all credit to Coleman, the higher handicap player (19, who fought back well to be only 2down after 14 before losing 15&16 to Aves, who plays off five.

Finally, Bury Ladies have been performing exceptionally well in the Weston Trophy.

Team captain Lynne Wright led Division Two’s Bury to play Hintlesham, Stowmarket and Rookery Park at home and Gorleston and Flempton away.

The team produced impressive results, winning all five matches. The final match at Flempton, was very close, two matches were won on the 18th hole and Julie Byford’s match on the 21st hole.

Bury will be promoted and, at the county’s annual meeting next January, will be presented with the Weston Plate.


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