Cooper's home comforts

COURSE knowledge may have played a part in Tim Cooper's victory in the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting at Newton Green.The home professional had a round of two under par 67 to beat Fynn Valley rivals Paul Wilby and Simon Dainty by one shot.

COURSE knowledge may have played a part in Tim Cooper's victory in the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting at Newton Green.

The home professional had a round of two under par 67 to beat Fynn Valley rivals Paul Wilby and Simon Dainty by one shot.

The team event was won by Kevin Earp of Bury Golf Range with Trevor Holley, Paul Presland and Darren Aldous who returned a 16- under-par score of 122.

Presland, a Stowmarket member, said: “We had a perfect game in the way that we all slotted in when needed.”

Six shots behind were Martin Wilson, Chris Leggett and Henry Hambling of Fynn Valley with Paul Boswell of Felixstowe Ferry. They were runners-up on countback from a Stoke by Nayland team comprising of John Williams, Graham Vandervord, Keith Smales and John Smith.

The next Suffolk Alliance meeting will be at Seckford on December 10 followed by one at Stoke by Nayland on December 17.

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The first event of the new year will be the rearranged meeting at Halesworth on Wednesday, January 17. Membership of the Alliance costs £10. Contact secretary Philip Segger on 01473 727525 for details.

Professional scores at Newton Green:

67: Tim Cooper (Newton Green).

68: Simon Dainty (Fynn Valley), Paul Wilby (Fynn Valley).

70: Kevin Earp (Bury Golf Range) and Danny Barton (Fynn Valley).

73: Kieran Canham (Bury St Edmunds), Tony Dobson (Stonham Barns), Andrew Tokley (Stoke by Nayland), Simon Jay (Seckford).

78: Steven Moye (Haverhill).

Team scores

122: K Earp (Bury Golf Range), T Holley, P Presland (both Stowmarket), D Aldous (Stoke by Nayland).

128: M Wilson, H Hambling, C Leggett (all Fynn Valley), P Boswell (Felixstowe Ferry); J Williams, G Vandervord, K Smales, J Smith (all Stoke by Nayland).

130: R Toone, D Pearl, B Thomson, P Wilby.

131: O Rush, S Wordley, C Bloom, P Philpott.

132: T Cooper, A Roper, P Wordley, H Wordley; S Dainty, S Creasey, F Looman, J Loshak; S Jay, L Isherwood, S Double, G Cook; S Payne, S Richal, K Keeble, T Knights.

133: T Everett, T Lunness, E Simpson, K Canham; J Mackrell, D Leeder, A Mitson, K Halil; A Tokley, R Tokley, R Chalmers, S Buxton.

134: J Markham, C George, D Daniels, P Davey; D Barton, J Whiting, J Abbott, N Denny.

136: T Dobson, B Darling, L Emmerson, K Rooney.

139: D Poulton, M Rayner, J Wilding, K Ward.

140: T Fairhead, D Galloway, J Walker, J Rennie.

141: D Markham, S Ferrell, G Markham, G Whiting; G Hurren, T Goodwin, P Wallace, T Paine; S Moye, C Briggs, E Bareham, E Kiddle.

143: A Richardson, B Smy, M Barlowe, M Waite; R Holmes, P Jiggens, J Partridge, J Gough.

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