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Mixed fortunes for Newton Green’s women

Newton Green Golf Club’s low handicap women have enjoyed a successful streak, although the high handicap members of the Suffolk Cranworth Trophy team fell at the first hurdle.

Club champion Alice Barlow has added the Suffolk Girls’ Junior title to her current collection of awards, just beating Newton colleague Ellie Aldous on countback in the 36-hole championship event at Ipswich Golf Club.

Barlow also pulled off a significant win in the club’s home Weston League Division One match with Felixstowe, beating the visitors’ highly-ranked Amanda Norman to set Newton on the path to a convincing 4 -1 victory in this scratch team event.

Barlow also scored her third successive victory in the Weston as Newton beat Bungay 3–2, and look assured of holding their place in the top division.

Aldous and Penfold put the team into an unassailable lead, with Fraser and Di Cunningham just going down in the following matches.

Elsewhere, in the first round of the Suffolk Stearn Trophy, Newton came out victorious 2-1 at Waldringfield, and now travel to Rookery Park, Lowestoft, in the next round of a competition.

However, the recent run of team success was a different story for the club in the Cranworth Trophy, which has ended on the Newton trophy shelf twice in recent years, with defeat against Haverhill on the neutral Waldringfield venue.

n Newton Green scored a comfortable away win over Ipswich at Purdis Heath to put them into the quarter-finals of the Suffolk junior handicap team cup.

They will now visit Gorleston in the semi-finals of both the six-a-side competition, and the three per side junior club team championship.

n Meanwhile, a first Champions Day is being staged at Newton Green Golf Club on Sunday.

The main event will be the President’s Salver, which is the club 36-hole championship trophy competed for by Division One players.

The 18-hole events for the Division Two G.H. Wordley Trophy and the Division Three G.I. Woodhead Trophy, will have later starts to enable their conclusion to be around the time of the main event.

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