Mark lifts Sidgwick Cup

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The Sidgwick Cup is one of the major competitions at Thetford Golf Club and serves as a qualifier for the Cowan and Oliver Scratch Knockout Cup.

On Sunday, Mark Brooks became the latest winner, which has been contested every year since 1926, with a nett round of 68 (87-19), which was just enough to pip Matt West on count-back.

There was some consolation for West, in that his round of 68 (74-6) gave him top place in the Cowan and Oliver for the best gross score.

The best eight gross scores go straight into the knockout competition.

Thetford golfers rose early on Saturday to take part in the Champagne Breakfast Texas Scramble, with a shotgun start at 7am.

When the champagne corks had been popped and all the putts had been holed, the winners were Mark Henfield, Paul Pearce, Kevin Cooke and Ross Sanford with a nett total of 56.8 points.

Runners-up with 58.3 were: Chris White, Steve Steeds, Tim Norman and Rob Kingsley. The NearestThe Pin winners were Mike Horley, Rob Johnson, Alan Brown and Peter Spencer.

Other leading scores in the Sidgwick Cup: Ross Sanford 75-5-70, Peter Allott 79-9-70, David Fitchett 84-13-71, Matthew Harben 77-6-71, Ryan Woods 81-10-71, Mervyn Brain 80-8-72, Mark Davis 84-11-73, Trevor Lee 86-13-73, Mark Henfield 79-5-74, Tony Brooks 85-11-74, Robert Taylor 83-9-74, Ian Edmundson 83-9-74, Martin Brockett 94-20-74, Mike Horley 80-6-74, Dean Scott 86-12-74, Tom Fitchew 83-9-74, Tim McAlinden 91-16-75, Colin Butler 95-20-75, Robbie O’Brien 84-9-75, Phil Halford 89-14-75, Ian Farnham 79-4-75, Andrew Horsburgh 81-6-75.

June Midweek Medal: Terry Stephenson 78-13-65, Aidan Power 89-18-71, Charlie Bick 78-6-72, Chris Foulds 93-21-72, Matt West 78-6-72, Dan Traher 73-0-73, Harold Ham 86-13-73, Mervyn Brain 82-8-74, Ian Farnham 78-4-74, Andrew Knowles 89-14-75, Brian How 84-8-76, Matthew Harben 82-6-76, Alan Brown 89-12-77, Robbie O’Brien 86-9-77, Phil Halford 91-14-77, Derek Barton 91-14-77, Ross Sanford 82-5-77.

Ladies’ June Medal, Division One: Margaret Hayward 89-19-70, Julie Arthur 82-9-73, Janice Bone 89-13-76. Division Two: Linda Connor 107-36-71, Mary Neal 100-27-73, Beryl King 100-24-76.

Cowan & Oliver Cup first round draw: Matt West v Mervyn Brain, Mark Henfield v Matthew Harben, Dan Traher v Ian Farnham, Peter Allott v Ross Sanford.