Newton Green trio reach national final

REGIONAL CHAMPIONS: Newton Green junior golfers  who won the  Junior Handicap Cup to book their place in the national finals
REGIONAL CHAMPIONS: Newton Green junior golfers who won the Junior Handicap Cup to book their place in the national finals
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A trio of Newton Green junior golfers are on the verge of national glory after being crowned Suffolk champions.

They beat Ufford Park at Ipswich Golf Club to win the county Junior Handicap Cup, and will now represent Suffolk at Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire, on August 10 and 11.

The winning trio were James Cooper, whose dad and junior section organiser at Newton is professional Tim Cooper, along with Harvey Watts and Oli Page.

With Stableford scores of 41 for Page, 39 for Watts and 35 for Cooper, they recorded a total of 115 points, against an Ufford Park team score of 98.

In earlier rounds, Newton had defeated Gorleston and Felixstowe in close encounters.

Watts, 15, plays off a handicap of five, and is in his second season representing the club’s senior side in the Suffolk Hambro Cup. He won the Waldringfield Junior Open.

Cooper, also 15, has a handicap of 10, and has had senior experience in the club’s Tolly Cobbold side. Page, aged 14, plays off 19.

This success at junior level comes within a few days of 17-year-old Jed Seeley winning the Ipswich Golf Club junior open with an impressive two under par round of 69.