Promising pair enter record books again

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Newton Green’s fast rising duo girl golfers Eloise Aldous and Alice Barlow rewrote the club’s record books once again last week.

The pair extended the ladies’ course record again as the 14-year-olds shared the major honours in the club’s 36-hole club championship day.

Aldous, who had brought the course record down by three shots to 74 last year, carded a morning round of 73 (two over par) and in the afternoon Barlow returned the same score to leave them joint course record holders.

Barlow’s rounds of 74 and 73 gave her the Ann Tankard Trophy for the club championship — three shots better than Aldous (73 and 78) — but the latter did not qualify for second place as under the rules of the day restricting winning places to one per player, she had already won the Emmie Hoar Trophy for the best net score, with a total of 136.

The pair, who have recently completed their second winter coaching season with the England Girls’ squad, have been named as reserves for the full Suffolk side in the forthcoming regional county championship event, with Barlow now playing off five and Aldous seven.

Newton Green ladies’ championships day: Emily Hoar Trophy (net): Eloise Aldous 136, Leighanne Wordley 143, Carol Durston 147.

Ann Tankard Club Championship Trophy (gross): Alice Barlow 147, Emily Penfold 169, Sally Cade 177.