Eaton aces go distance in East Anglian foursomes competition

Eaton's Allan Crerar and Trevor Cave clinched a dramatic victory in the East Anglian Men's Open Spring Foursomes at Hunstanton.

Joined by a bumper field of 102 players the dynamic duo duly reached the top flight finals following qualifying rounds which saw them notch up Stableford scores of 36 and 32.

In the semi-finals Cave and Crerar – who won the same title last year albeit with a different partner – faced off against Adrian Rawling (7hcp) from Hunstanton and M Hardingham (11hcp) from Swaffham and won 2&1.

'It was a fairly tight match but we were up from about the half way stage, we were never down,' explained nine-handicapper Cave, who has already enjoyed success this season partnering Royal Norwich professional Neil Lythgoe to victory in the Searles PGA East Region Spring Classic.

In the final Cave and Crerar, who plays off four, faced Peterborough Milton Golf Club pairing Robert Fredericks (7) and Dominic Ralfs (3) who impressed in qualifying, given the tough weather conditions, with scores of 38 and 35.

'We were a couple up for most of the game and then they got it back to all square,' said 52-year-old Cave. 'We were one up at 16 then they squared it at 17.

'We stood on the 18th all square on the par four. They hit a good drive, I hit a drive into the bunker and Allan managed to get that out to 130 yards form the green. They hit their shot on to the front of the green but it ran back down. I hit our third shot and missed the green but was pin high, they chipped one up on to the front edge of the green. Allan chipped one to 15 foot, they chipped one to four foot. I holed the 15-footer and they missed the four-footer to give us the game. It was fantastic,' explained Cave, who admitted the conditions certainly took their toll especially as the match was played off the blue championship tees.

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