Suffolk come up against classy opponents

SUFFOLK men came up against classy opposition when they lost to Kent in a friendly county golf match at Wrotham Heath on Saturday by eleven-and-a-half matches to three-and-a-half.

By Tony Garnett

SUFFOLK men came up against classy opposition when they lost to Kent in a friendly county golf match at Wrotham Heath on Saturday by eleven-and-a-half matches to three-and-a-half.

Kent had two players with a plus three handicap. Matt Haines had just won the Peter McEvoy Trophy last week.

Suffolk lost all five foursomes but collected three-and- a-half points from the singles, with notable wins for Michael Swan, Alex Holmes and Owen Pearl and a half from Rhodri Harston.

James Reiss went down 2 and 1 to Kent champion Mick Bush. which was a creditable performance.

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(Kent names first): Foursomes: Matt Haines and Lloyd Campbell beat Jamie Abbott and Liam Brace 4 and 3.

Jason Barnes and Ricky Neil-Jones beat Michael Swan and Bradley Wilkins 4 and 3.

Danny Curtis and Ken Will beat Will Wright and James Reiss 4 and 2.

David Turner and Michael Bush beat Chris Smith and Alex Holmes 2 and 1.

Danny Dalton and Lloyd Godwin beat Owen Pearl and Rhodri Harston two up.

Singles: Barnes beat Abbott 5 and 4, Haines beat L Brace 3 and 2, Campbell beat Wilkins 3 and 2, Will lost to Swan 2 and 1, Neil-Jones beat Wright 4 and 2, Bush beat Reiss 2 and 1, Godwin beat Smith 3 and 2, Turner lost to Holmes 4 and 3, Dalton lost to Pearl two down, Curtis halved with Harston.