Home victory for Eaton’s Mann

Eaton's Megan Mann won the Norfolk girls' end-of-season tournament for the Autumn Shield, played on her home course.

The event attracted a good turnout of 18 girls with handicap, playing an 18-hole stableford, and nine girls in the nine-hole greensome in which they were partnered by an adult.

Megan, who played off 32, scored 40 points in the 18 hole stableford, two ahead of Samantha Darling (Costessey Pk), also off 32.

They were followed by Sian Fenn Green (The Norfolk, 29) 36 points, Lauren Asker (Barnham Broom, 19) 34 and Ruby Plume (Sprowston Manor, 8) 33.

The nine-hole competition was won by Chloe Rowswell (Caldecott Hall) and Carol Delf (Gt Yarmouth and Caister) 18 points. They were followed by Eloise Seaman and Sue Harrison (Royal West Norfolk) 17, Eleanor Brown and Linda Asker (Barnham Broom) 14, Emma Bailey and Kay Bailey (Eaton) 11 (ocb).

Other awards were: Silver birdies for girls obtaining their first handicap or coming into the Norfolk set up with a 21-36 handicap: Samantha Darling (Costessey Pk), Ellen Astbury Dennis (Eaton), Aimee Rudd (King's Lynn), Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer).

Gold Birdies for girls reducing their handicap from 21-36 to scratch 20: Harriet Allsebrook (Dereham) 31-19; Lauren Asker (Barnham Broom) 24-19; Natalie Cotton (Fakenham) 20-19; Emma Dann (The Norfolk) 21-20.

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Junior county colours awarded for playing six inter-county matches: Alex Hacking (Sprowston Manor), Ruby Plume (Sprowston Manor), junior captain Jessica Rutherford (Gt Yarmouth and Caister).

The girls presented Sue Heeles of Royal Norwich with flowers and a card to thank her for her work and dedication for the past 10 years.

Sue paid tribute to the generosity of ladies' sections, to the hard work of the junior committee and thanked the county clubs for hosting girls' events.

Girls leaving junior ranks are: Natalie Cotton (Fakenham), Emma Davies (Eaton), Alex Hacking (Sprowston Manor), Rebecca Heeles (Royal Norwich) and Jessica Rutherford (Gt Yarmouth and Caister).