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Lawton takes the Royal Norwich event in the closest battle yet
The seventh event on the Golf Days UK Norfolk Tour 2013 was played at the stunning Royal Norwich Golf Club. The course was in fantastic condition and with no wind and the sun beating down players enjoyed an exciting afternoon of golf. Gamebook live scoring was used to add another dimension to the round with players all aware of their position on the leaderboard throughout the day.
Several players made strong starts and after 9 holes there were 8 players below par to their handicap. As the early groups finished the tension built as there were players on the course knowing what they needed to do down the last couple of holes and others watching the leaderboard closely to see if they could hold on. With order of merit points determined by a player’s finishing position there was a lot of interest in the results from all players.
It all ended with three players under par to their handicap. Barry Robinson carded 37 stableford points off his ¾ handicap of 9 and took third place. Both Mahesh Patel and Richard Lawton finished on 38 points so it had to be decided by countback. With 18 on the back nine from his ¾ handicap of 13, Mahesh took second place and the winner was Richard with 20 points off an 8 handicap to finish his round. Richard claimed a pair of Addidas Golf Shoes, £75 of Loudmouth golf clothing and the all important 100 Order of Merit points.
The nearest the pin competitions were won by Deon Ruiters on the 1st and Chris Conroy on the 9th hole.
The full results for the Royal Norwich event can be found by clicking here
Following the Royal Norwich event a couple of players managed to jump up into the top fifteen as they completed their 5th round on the tour. After 10 events it will be the top fifteen that qualify for the final at Sheringham Golf Club and get to play it out for the trip to Gleneagles in the Ryder Cup year. Adam Saunders continues to sit at the top of the Order of Merit leaderboard but there are some players have their sights set on first place after only a few rounds on the tour. Players to watch out for are Gordon Maclean, already a major winner on the tour who has played 4 events and Bruce McQuade who continues his impressive start with 3 top 5 finishes so far.
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