Yule and Marshall take centre stage in Alliance Championship

Andrew Marshall with his trophy after winning the professionals' prize at the Norfolk Alliance's Cha

Andrew Marshall with his trophy after winning the professionals' prize at the Norfolk Alliance's Championship meeting at Bungay & Waveney Valley. Picture: Norfolk Alliance - Credit: Archant

There was some excellent scoring at the final Norfolk Golfers' Alliance meeting of the season at Bungay & Waveney Valley Golf Club, with Jack Yule and Andrew Marshall taking centre stage.

England international Yule fired the lowest round of the day in the Alliance Championship, a superb 66, to pick up the Amateur Scratch Cup, while the vastly experienced Marshall took the professional honours to win the Long Challenge Cup.

On a beautiful warm spring day the Bawburgh man also made hay while the sun shone, with a 68 leaving him a shot ahead of joint runners-up Ian Ellis (Great Yarmouth & Caister) and Gary Potter (Richmond Park).

Mark Allen from Eaton was fourth a shot further back while the leading places were completed by Sheringham's Mike Jubb (72) and Royal Norwich's Morgan Thompson and Bawburgh's Europro Tour professional Ben Rawsthorne (73).

King's Lynn's Josh Ring left with the Amateur Challenge Handicap Cup after a nett 65 saw him finish well clear of his nearest challengers.

Ron McDonald won the Tuckett Tankard on countback from Eaton colleague Mark Jackson after both returned 68s.

Other leading finishers: 69: Bryan Smy (Bungay and Waveney), Cliff Beck (Marriott Sprowston), Barry Wortley (GY&CGC), 70: Daniel Rouse (Sheringham), Iain Yule (Thetford), 71: Tom Littlewood (King's Lynn), Andy Garrick (King's Lynn), Steve Potter (Southwold).

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The event attracted a field of 78, including 11 professionals. Next season's Alliance programme gets under way at Swaffham on Thursday, September 28.

After competing at Bungay Rawsthorne headed to Frilford Heath to compete in the Europro Tour School Final and faces a limited schedule this summer after missing the cut.

Rawsthorne followed a 73 with a 76 to finish in a tie for 144th position in the 240-strong field and missed a place in the final round by some distance. He was the only Norfolk player competing at the Oxfordshire venue.

Meanwhile there have been two more holes-in-one at Eaton Golf Club. Sarah Absalom achieved the feat recently and David Gibbs continued the trend, with Sue Hoskings then following suit at the second with her first ever ace.

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