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Youngster Polly Norman lights up competition with hole-and-one

PUBLISHED: 09:13 10 November 2017

Polly Norman, winner of Norfolk Shield Order of Merit, is pictured with county captain Sammy Martin. Polly rounded off a successful season with a hole-in-one at Royal Cromer. Picture: Carol Delf

Polly Norman, winner of Norfolk Shield Order of Merit, is pictured with county captain Sammy Martin. Polly rounded off a successful season with a hole-in-one at Royal Cromer. Picture: Carol Delf

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There was a moment to remember as the Norfolk Girls’ Autumn Meeting at Royal Cromer rounded off a successive season.

Youngster Polly Norman had a hole-in-one at the ninth on her way to second place, which was enough to confirm her Order of Merit success.

The Autumn Shield is an 18 hole Stableford competition and the winner on the day with 42 points was Emily Cullen from Middleton Hall Golf Club. Polly, from King’s Lynn, was second on 38.

To encourage the up-and-coming golfers there was also a nine-hole greensome foursomes competition which was won by Jessica Keyes (King’s Lynn) on countback from Mary Keene (Royal Cromer).

After the competitions the end of year awards were presented.

The Order of Merit Norfolk Shield winner was Polly Norman with Poppy Beales (Middleton Hall) runner-up and the Brancaster Shield winner was Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer) with Amy Taylor (Bawburgh) runner-up.

Norfolk’s junior captain for 2018 was announced as Chloe Rowswell of Eaton Golf Club. Amelia Williamson was thanked for her excellent captaincy and also for her inspiration as a role model to the juniors despite having heavy commitments to England Golf. Amelia is a member of the national junior squad and competed in many big events at home and abroad over the course of the summer.

A great day of golf hosted by Royal Norwich Golf Club saw Norfolk’s best juniors competing in the Peter Clarke Salvers Championships.

The scratch competition was won by Bawburgh pair Amy Taylor and Jack Cullington with an impressive score of 65.

The handicap champions were Sean Rafferty and Ben Waterman from Costessey Park with a score of 65 nett.

The Picken Trophy for the outstanding junior of the year, as voted for by the clubs, was picked up by Warren Bates of Heacham Manor while the squad player of the year award was shared between Alfie Edgson, also of Heacham Manor, and Charlie Woodward of Barnham Broom.

County president Graham Turner presented the trophies.

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