Rising stars qualify for nationals

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Two of Newton Green’s young players have qualified for the English Colleges’ National Finals to be played at Bath Golf Club on March 27 and 28.

Connor Talbot and Ellie Aldous are both aged 16 and play off handicaps of six.

Aldous, who already represents Suffolk Ladies at adult level, won the girls’ and Talbot was runner-up in the boys’ regional qualifying events held at Bawburgh in Norfolk.

A pupil at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds, where she is studying for a BTech in Sports Sciences, Aldous is captain of Suffolk Junior Girls.

Talbot attends Suffolk New College in Ipswich, where he is working for a diploma in sport, and was a member of last year’s successful Newton Green Hambro Cup winning side.

n Each year the juniors of Newton Green Golf Club challegne a section of the club for the Scanlon Trophy, and this year they took on the senior men.

Played under Stableford rules, the match could not have been closer with the younger golfers notching 254 points — one more than the seniors.

Former captain John Scanlon, who donated the trophy several years ago, provided hospitality for the event which creates a healthy bonding exercise between younger and older golfers at the club.