Royal Cromer’s Gomer is crowned Norfolk Boys’ champion

Royal Cromer's Tom Gomer is the new Norfolk Boys Champion.

The tournament was hosted by Great Yarmouth and Caister Golf Club on what proved to be a breezy day with intermittent showers.

A strong field of 54 players, representing clubs from all over the county, ensured a thrilling and well- fought championship.

King's Lynn's Jack Yule gave Gomer a run for his money, however, carding two rounds of 70.

But Gomer was not to be denied and followed up his first round score of 72 with an impressive 67 in the afternoon for a total of 139 to win by just one shot.

The 15-year-old collected the Frank Brett Cup and will now go forward to represent Norfolk in the Champion of Champions Tournament at Woodhall Spa, hosted by England Golf.

William Cross of Dereham was third on 142 and Harry Cribb of Gt Yarmouth & Caister was fourth on 151.

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In the Norfolk Boys' handicap section, Giles Evans, of Barnham Broom, returned a 133 nett score to win the Roper Cup from runner-up Nic Cains of Dereham who shot a 137 nett.

Martin Barnes of Gt Yarmouth & Caister came in third with 141.

Oliver Cribb of Gt Yarmouth & Caister won the Under-16 Boys' Championship (Scratch) and with it the Cracknell Shield having scored a 154 gross. Toby Briggs of Mundesley was close on his heels finishing second with a 155 and third-placed William Farley of Barnham Broom came third with a score of 157.

The Under-16 Boys' Handicap Championship was secured by Jack Cullington of Bawburgh with a 137 nett. Runner-up Harry Brister of Eaton, with a 144 nett, just pipped Warren Bates of Heacham Manor, who carded a 145, for second.

The Junior Team Challenge Shields (Scratch) & (Nett) were both won by the team from Great Yarmouth & Caister.

The team of Harry Cribb, Oliver Cribb and Jack Reeve also enjoy as part of their success, a trip to Woodhall Spa in September to compete in the Champion of Champions Tournament hosted by England Golf.

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