The Men's IFF Challenge was played on Wednesday 19th August. The overall winner was Peter McLennan with a magnificent score of 43pts, trimming his handicap by a shot to 10. The scores across the divisions however were very close, with 10 players each scoring 39pts and the places having to be decided on count back. The full results were: Division One: 1st place Peter McLennan 43pts, 2nd place Andy Fish 39pts on count back, 3rd place Paul Bartlett 39pts on count back. Division Two: 1st place Stuart Haworth 39pts on count back, 2nd place Dean Cornelius 39pts on count back, 3rd place Richard Peck 39pts on count back. Division Three: 1st place Kelvin Ellam 41pts on count back, 2nd place Peter Young 41pts, 3rd place Graham Hepworth 39pts.
Haverhill hosted its Ladies Open on Thursday 20th August. A record entry of 98 Ladies took part, representing 25 clubs from across the region. Thankfully the weather was reasonable and brightened up as the day went on. The competition was close and some excellent scores were returned. Sylvia Pearce and Jennie Spall from Stowmarket won the front 9 with 25pts. Jayne Harrold and Gail Barrett from Costessey Park won the back 9 with 19pts. Nearest the pin on the 2nd was won by Rosemary Robinson from Newmarket, nearest the pin on 8th was won by Beverley Shand from Bury St Edmunds and nearest the pin in two on the 18th was won by Janet Sparks from Newton Green. The winners of the Haverhill Ladies Open for the second year running were Michelle Howarth and Diane Moreton from Benton Hall with 43pts. In 2nd place were Ann Longman & Gina McMillan from Play Golf Colchester with 42pts and in 3rd place Wendy Clover and Kirstie Guthrie from Newmarket with 41pts on count back. Ladies Committee Member, Pat Kennedy, gave the prize presentation before handing over to Lady Captain Sheila Price, who gave thanks to all the ladies for taking part. The Green Keepers were thanked for presenting the course once again to such a high standard for everyone to enjoy and the Catering team and Bar Staff were thanked for their wonderful hospitality. Last but by no means least, Sheila went onto thank all the volunteers from Haverhill Ladies Section for providing food and refreshments at the halfway house and to members of the Ladies Committee for assisting with organisation on the day.
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