Suffolk duo to play in prestigious event

JAMIE Abbott of Fynn Valley and Jamie Moul of Stoke-by-Nayland are both playing in the prestigious St Andrew's Links Trophy which starts on Friday. The holder is Ollie Fisher of West Essex who has since turned professional.

By Tony Garnett

JAMIE Abbott of Fynn Valley and Jamie Moul of Stoke-by-Nayland are both playing in the prestigious St Andrew's Links Trophy which starts on Friday. The holder is Ollie Fisher of West Essex who has since turned professional.

Abbott has his first round on the Jubilee Course grouped with Mark Kerr (Craigielaw) and Jacob Repokis from Detroit in the United States. Their second round will be on the Old course.

Moul is drawn to play with Lloyd Saltman, a likely member of the Walker Cup team and the 2005 winner, and South African Louis de Jager from Centurion. Previous winners have included Russell Claydon (1989) and Justin Rose (1997).

Suffolk must play their second Anglian League match of the season on Sunday without Abbott and Will Wright (Rushmere) who were in the winning side against Cambridgeshire at Saffron Walden.

Suffolk bring in 15-year-old Rhodri Harston of Felixstowe Ferry, who won his section in the Faldo Series and has represented the Welsh under 18 team against Ireland this year, and John Wybar, an Aldeburgh player who is currently at Aberdeen University.

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The Suffolk team is: Bradley Wilkins, Chris Smith (both Fynn Valley), Michael Swan, Liam Brace (both Stoke-by-Nayland), John Wybar and James Reiss (both Aldeburgh), Alex Holmes (Gorleston), Rhodri Harston (Felixstowe Ferry).

The Suffolk second team meets Norfolk seconds at Haverhill with home player David Quinney drafted into the side. Alastair Hall is unavailable because of school exams.

The Suffolk team is: Kevin Eagle (Rushmere), Scott Brace, Paul Whittle, Owen Pearl and Rob Murray (all Stoke by Nayland), Hugo Dobson and Paul Dobson (both Fynn Valley), David Quinney (Haverhill).

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