Jan’s win set to slash handicap

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SILVER LINING: Jonathan Lambert presents the salver to Jan Doe. '''' Picture: Contributed
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JAN Doe faces a four-stroke cut in her handicap after winning the Jonathan Lambert Centenary Silver Salver in the annual Newton Green Golf Club festival week.

The 36-handicapper, who joined the club only a few months ago, came out top of the pile in a record 128-strong field in the main event of the week.

She registered 41 points, leading Chris Stebbing, who edged out third-place Guy Holliday on countback. Both were on 39 points.

The two leading men have also joined Newton in recent months, with Holliday being the first pay-and-play Davey member to register a top three position in a golf week event.

The leading junior in the salver was Suffolk age group player 12-year-old Harvey Watts, who recorded 37 points off a handicap of 18.

Overall, he was fifth, having a week earlier led home the field in the Kelvin Sansum Memorial Trophy with a tally of 43 points.

In addition to Jan Doe, another successful women competitor during the week was Sheila Walter, who won the Kiskadee Trophy with partner Nick Smith, and featured in the second place team in the Delaney Scramble. This event also featured Nick Smith in the winning four.

Jonathan Lambert presented the main prizes of the week at a sell-out presentation evening on Saturday.

The festival broke all previous records, with 480 entries spread across seven different format competitions, and raised in excess of £1,000 for club funds.