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Eagle Birdie finish for Saunders to secure second win!
The fourth event of the Golf Days UK Norfolk Tour 2013 was hosted by De Vere Dunston Hall on Friday 10th May. A strong field of players took to the course with many struggling with the gusting winds between the trees. The course was in good condition and a handful of players took advantage and posted good scores.
Adam Saunders returned an excellent 39 points playing off his ¾ handicap of 5 to take the honours for the second event in succession. Saunders stood on the 17th tee knowing a strong finish was required to grab some valuable merit points and he delivered the perfect finish. Playing downwind, the par 17th turned into a drive a wedge approach for the big hitting player. His approach was superbly put to 3 feet and he then sank the putt to walk off with an eagle and added 4 points to his scorecard. The par 3 18th was next and after striking a solid tee shot to the front of the green, Saunders then holed a 30 foot putt to finish the round with a birdie. This stunning finish was good enough to take the spoils from playing partner Paul Barritt, who carded a tour best 36 points off his 3/5 handicap of 17.
Third place on the day went to another tour regular, Steve Greatrex from Great Yarmouth and Caister Golf club who also carded 36 points but was beaten to second spot on countback after Barritt’s back nine score of 23 points. For the full results of the Dunston Hall event click here.
After winning two events in a row on 39 points and also scoring 38 points in another one of our tours,Saunders has seen his handicap fall from 9 to 5 which means he will now play the remainder of the tour with a ¾ handicap of 4 shots. As a previous winner, Saunders had won a £75 Loudmouth Golf voucher and as he was wearing his new ‘sweet tooth’ trousers whilst winning the Dunston Hall event meant he earned a bonus prize of another £150 to spend at Loudmouth Golf.
The nearest the pin competitions were won by Ian Macreare (9th hole) and Adam Saunders (14th hole).
The next event on the tour is the first Major of the season at Royal Cromer Golf Club on Friday 24th May. Order of Merit points are worth more at the Majors – with 125 instead of the usual 100 available for the winner of the event. There will also be GameBook live scoring on the day which will enable each player to see where they stand in the field at any given point on the course.
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