Chapman on track to gain perfect record

Weston Park's Danny Chapman likes to aim high and he's targeting a victory in every one of this season's Norfolk Alliance meetings. He's going the right way so far with two wins from two starts.

His latest success was at Sheringham where he shared the professional honours with Lee Patterson of Royal Cromer after both scored one-over 71 on a blustery day. Both had their chances – with Chapman bogeying his last hole, the second; and Patterson scoring a triple bogey on his sixth hole, the 17th. But overall, both were satisfied.

'I felt good,' said Patterson, who started on the 12th. 'I started well, birdied the 14th and had birdie opportunities on all the early holes.

'The 17th was playing into a left-to-right wind and, as it's a dangerous hole, I decided to play safe. I used my three-wood instead of my driver – and promptly went out of bounds. Then I bogeyed it with my second ball for a seven. But because I felt good about my game I thought I could get it back.'

Birdies at the second, fifth and ninth offset the damage and helped him secure the tie. Patterson also paired up with Royal Cromer amateur Tony Matless to win the team prize and the Myhill Bowls trophies.

'We gelled really well and won by a shot, which was great because we've been second so many times in various events,' said Patterson.

Chapman, meanwhile, started on the third and played solid golf as he negotiated 17 holes in level par, helped by birdies on the fifth, seventh and 12th.

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'I parred in from the 12th and played the closing holes well into the wind. Then I bogeyed the second, my last hole, where I was looking for a birdie. It was a bit disappointing and I thought it could be very costly but it wasn't too bad in the end.

'I hadn't had time for much practice beforehand and so overall it was quite pleasing because my chipping, putting and iron play were really good.'