Suffolk trio ready for Faldo Series

THREE Suffolk players will be competing in the under-16 section of the Faldo Series at Royal St George's on Thursday.Callum Monk (Rookery Park), Chris Gooding (Ipswich) and Alasdair Gillan (Ipswich) will all hope to make a good start in the South East England group.

By Tony Garnett

THREE Suffolk players will be competing in the under-16 section of the Faldo Series at Royal St George's on Thursday.

Callum Monk (Rookery Park), Chris Gooding (Ipswich) and Alasdair Gillan (Ipswich) will all hope to make a good start in the South East England group.

Gillan topped his qualifier at Hoebridge, while Monk and Gooding had low enough handicaps to gain automatic entry. All three will play a second round at Royal Ashdown Forest in July.

Paul and Hugo Dobson, both Fynn Valley Hambro Cup players, are in the field in their respective age groups in the Midland and East Anglia section at Royal West Norfolk on March 27.

Others at Brancaster will be Owen Pearl of Stoke-by-Nayland, who has joined the Sports Academy, Suffolk, and Rhodri Harston, of Felixstowe Ferry, the Wales under-15 champion.

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Liam Brace, just back from warm weather coaching with the England under-18 squad in Spain, his elder brother Scott and Michael Swanwill all play in the East Midlands region with Adam Woodhead of Newton Green. Their first event is at Hollinwell on April 30 and the second at Stapleford Park in Leicestershire on June 29.

Scott Brace is corresponding with a university in North Carolina with a view to completing his education and widening his golfing experience.

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