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Ashton takes command in The Race to Turnberry
The seventh event on the Golf Days UK Norfolk Tour was hosted by Heacham Manor Golf Club on a glorious sunny September morning. With a strong wind blowing the conditions were tough and scoring was proving to be tricky for some. Tour regular, Dean Ashton, posted a superb 40 points to win the event by 6 points from Scott Gordon who returned 34 points.
Playing in his fifth event on the tour, Ashton fired 5 birdies and an eagle to secure his place firmly at the top of the Norfolk Tour leaderboard and now has an 11 point lead over a chasing pack. With three events to go, a number of people can still win, but they will need to play some of their best golf to overtake the new leader.
Third place went to Richard Lawton with 33 points. Lawton had a great front nine score of 19, but could only manage 14 on the back nine. Tour newcomer and Heacham member, Michael Daly claimed nearest the pin on the tough 7th hole. With the hole playing down wind, Daly was one of only a handful of players who didn’t over shoot the green with his tee shot finishing some 10 feet from the hole. Justin Noble took the longest drive with a great drive on the 11th hole of 242 yards.
2011 Norfolk Tour runner-up, Lew Dyer made his second appearance of the year and playing with his custom fit set of Ping irons he won last year, returned a steady 30 points.
The winner of the Norfolk tour will win a trip to the world famous Turnberry Resort in Scotland and together with a friend, they will experience one of the best golf resorts in the world and get to play on the stunning Ailsa Course. Runner up of the tour will win a full set of custom fit irons supplied by Chris Potter golf.
The next opportunity to get a score on the board in the Race to Turnberry is Friday 21st September at Dunston Hall Golf Club. To sign up for this event, you can call us on 01603 505533 or click here