Norfolk pair clinch Young Cup glory at Bawburgh

Promising youngster Sian Fenn-Green scored a Norfolk success when she teamed up with club colleague Jane Sheppard to win the Young Cup.

The 13-year-old from The Norfolk has been knocking on the door in county events all through this season and finally claimed her trophy in the popular knockout foursomes competition for girl/lady pairs from the same club.

Sian has already made her mark at her club where she has beaten all-comers in the president's cup for the past two years.

In the Young Cup final at Bawburgh, The Norfolk pair beat county girls' captain Jessica Rutherford and Glenda Winn (Gt Yarmouth and Caister) 5 and 3.

The match was well supported by a good crowd from both clubs together with Bawburgh ladies' captain Brenda Mitchell. Players and spectators endured a number of heavy showers which made the final particularly testing.

Honours were fairly even for the first 11 holes before Sian and Jane, who received seven shots overall, took advantage of a run of shots in the middle of the game to edge ahead.

Former county champion Karen Young of Eaton – who presented the cup to the county – watched the match and declared the shot of the day was a lovely, long running chip by Sian on the 14th, which finished very close to the hole and was conceded for a par five.

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It meant The Norfolk pair had a four-hole lead as they played the 15th, where they received their final shot.

Again, Sian demonstrated the quality of her short game with a good putt from the front of the green, which finished within two feet of the hole and which settled the match.

New referee Brenda Nash (Caldecott Hall) officiated at the final.

Young said: 'It was nice to see both ends of the handicap and age spectrum represented by the girls playing in the final. Jessica is in her last year as a junior and plays off 11 while Sian is still quite new to the game at 13 and playing off 30.

'I hope that as many girls as possible with CONGU handicaps will be entering next year.

'This is often the first experience they have of playing foursomes, on other courses and in a county competition but with support with a lady they know from their own club.'

Information about next year's event will be available on the Norfolk Ladies' website, and will be circulated to clubs.

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