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President's Cup tussle at Beccles

PUBLISHED: 12:06 11 September 2009 | UPDATED: 08:30 01 August 2010

Cup handover.

Cup handover.

FOR the first time in many years the President's Cup at Beccles Golf Club was contested over 36 holes played on the same day on Saturday, September 5.

Thirty-eight players, including the ladies' captain Sam Cooper, set out for the morning's 18 holes with a strong wind blowing but some very good scores were still recorded.

FOR the first time in many years the President's Cup at Beccles Golf Club was contested over 36 holes played on the same day on Saturday, September 5.

Thirty-eight players, including the ladies' captain Sam Cooper, set out for the morning's 18 holes with a strong wind blowing but some very good scores were still recorded.

Leading the morning's competition with 44 points was Eddie Bowles followed by Del Collyer on 42 points. They set out after lunch accompanied by the third and fourth placed players David Neech and Niall Gill on 38 points and followed by their close pursuers Roy Gaunt, Richard Grieve, Brian Lever and Paul Segust who had all carded 37 points in the morning.

Three of the club's lady members and three guests joined the afternoon competition. Again scoring was good with the winner Del Collyer 41 points beating Chris Peach into second place by one point. Christian Lever (39 points) was third and Craig Gill fourth (38 points).

Combining both round scores gave Del Collyer the overall victory earning him the Presidents Cup with 83 points beating the morning's leader Eddie Bowles score of 79 points. Chris Peach climbed from 13th place after the morning round to take the overall third place with 75 points.

Club president Rod Cooper thanked everyone for supporting his event and in particular his wife and sister-in-law for the delicious ploughman's lunch and evening buffet, greenkeeper Mike and captain Willie White for their input on the day.

On Sunday, September 6, ladies' captain Sam Cooper was up early preparing greens assisted by Ben for the Sunday stableford.

Saturday's 36 holes had taken its toll depleting the normal size of the field as a few hardy and obviously fit members set out.

David Dean Jnr (36 points) beat his father David Snr (35 points) with Ron Walding third on 34 points.

On Saturday, September 12 the Butchers Arms Shield will tee off at 8am and is an OOM event.

Pictured is Sunday winner David Dean Jnr with ladies' captain Sam Cooper.

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