Jack Yule equals course record on his way to another win at Royal Norwich
PUBLISHED: 11:23 05 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:23 05 August 2016
Jack Yule has a busy schedule these days – but that didn’t stop him from supporting a big local event and playing some superb golf to win it in style.
The Middleton Hall player, who recently claimed the biggest win of his career so far in the Biarritz Cup in France, maintained his excellent from in the annual competition for the Roger Trower Trophy at Royal Norwich.
Yule was in a class of his own in the NCGU Order of Merit event, even though he had entered the competition knowing that he would have to leave immediately after completing his round to represent England in Estonia before going on the Nairn Golf Club in Scotland to play the Men’s Home Internationals.
It didn’t seem to faze him much as he proceeded to shoot a course record equalling 65 to get his hands on a trophy named in honour of the late county secretary and former Royal Norwich member. Home player Thomas Nudd came in second with a terrific 70.
It was a close run thing for the handicap section but nett 66s from Royal Norwich youngster Kieran Myatt and Costessey Park stalwart Graham Cullum saw Yule’s nett 68 (he plays of +3) fall just short.
There was a great field for the event and some 45 players enjoyed some great weather on a fine course.
Yule is a member of an 11-strong England team selected for the Home Internationals in Scotland, which run from next Wednesday to Friday.
England will be seeking to regain the title which they last won at Ganton in Yorkshire in 2013.
Meanwhile Norfolk youngster Toby Briggs continued his busy season by playing for England in the Boys Home international series. The 16-year from Dunston Hall was part of an 11-strong team taking on Wales, Scotland and Ireland at Ballyliffin in Republic of Ireland. And the week ended on a high note, with England beating Scotland on the final day to clinch overall success.
Briggs was competing against players his own age this week, but it was a different story at the English Amateur Championship in Yorkshire, where he was one of the younger participants. It was a big challenge but he made it through to the matchplay stages and won a match before bowing out to Matthew Lamb by one hole in the last 64.
Briggs qualified with scores of 76 and 73 and then beat Elliott Fullalove 5&4 to make it into the second round. The remainder of the Norfolk contingent failed to make the cut, with Joshua Driver (Diss) and Giles Evans (Barnham Broom) going closest with respective scores of 73 and 78 and 75 and 78.
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