Holders are knocked out

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Holders Newton Green Golf Club have been knocked out of the Suffolk Ladies Cranworth Trophy at the quarter-final stage to Haverhill.

Playing at Haverhill, they were defeated 5.5-3.5 by Ufford Park, whose team of players with mainly longer handicappers came up trumps on the day.

Newton could never get their noses in front, losing one and halving two of the morning foursomes.

It was a similar story in the afternoon singles, where Newton conceded 16 shots to the opposition, losing three matches, halving one and winning two.

Of the two successes in the singles, both were achieved by newcomers Sarah Williams and Jan Doe.

Doe was playing off 22 – recently reduced by four shots – and scored an impressive 5&3 win after also being involved in a halved match in the foursomes.

Foursomes results: Leighann Wordley and Jan Doe halved with Mary Brookes and Alison Taylor; Sheila Walter and Rosie Jackson lost 3&2 to Wendy Hayes and Val Moon; Lizzie Johnson and Sarah Williams halved with Linda Snow and Carol Boffy.

Singles results: Jackson lost to Brooks 5&4; Wordley halved with Hayes; Doe won 5&3 to Snow; Johnson lost 1downn to Moon; Walter lost 2&1 to Taylor; Williams won 2up to Boffy.

n Newton Green Golf Club ladies held their annual past captain’s nine-hole competition and lunch.

The winner of the 10-hole Stableford was Pat Hawkins with 24 points, with Carolyn Cocksedge runner-up on 20 points.

The Ladies Guest Day was also held recently.

The winners of the 18-hole competition were Sue Thurgate and Ruth Reynard (Bungay) with 51 points, followed by Pat Walsh and Lynn Barrett (Hintlesham) with 49 points.

The best front nine came from Lizzie Johnson and Norma Humphrey (Haverhill) with 23 points on countback.

The best back nine was recorded by George and Chris Ciplin (Frinton) with 30 points.

The nearest the pin on the 13th was Sue Jenner (Five Lakes).

n Fifty pounds was raised for the club’s Captains’ Charity Day, with Canine Partners the beneficiaries.

n The official opening of the Arthur Davey First Tee Starter’s Shelter at Newton Green will take place at 4pm on Monday, with the ribbon set to be cut by club president Michael Oliver, ahead of light refreshments in the clubhouse.