Valley victory in Star Trophy thriller

GOLF: Fynn Valley are the new winners of The Evening Star Trophy.In the fifth year of the competition, Fynn Valley are winners for the first time.Under the new format there are just three meetings each year, but going into the final one at Ufford Park Fynn Valley had established a virtually unassailable lead.

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FYNN Valley are the new winners of The Evening Star Trophy.

In the fifth year of the competition, Fynn Valley are winners for the first time.

Under the new format there are just three meetings each year, but going into the final one at Ufford Park Fynn Valley had established a virtually unassailable lead.

The seven competing clubs produced a thrilling finale on the day, with just seven points separating the field.

Fynn Valley and Cretingham both finished with 108 points, but Fynn Valley were winners by virtue of their fourth pairing having gained more points.

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It didn't matter to the overall outcome, with Fynn Valley finishing 19 points ahead of runners-up Stoke-by-Nayland.

Cretingham, who won the meeting on their own course, ruled themselves out of contention because they did not play in the first meeting at Stoke.

Had they done so, they might have lifted the trophy, but by missing that meeting finished bottom.

Ufford Park and Waldringfield Heath, who have both won the trophy twice, did not fare so well this year.

The Fynn Valley team that won at Ufford Park was Simon Dainty, Mick Denny, Warren Goddard, Andy Munro, H Abidullah, C Leggett, Jason Chadwick and Chris Smith.

Scores at Ufford Park: Fynn Valley 108, Cretingham 108, Ufford Park 106, Stoke-by-Nayland 105, Waldringfield Heath 101, Seckford 101.

Final totals: Fynn Valley 354, Stoke-by-Nayland 335, Ufford Park 334, Seckford 326, Waldringfield Heath 320, Cretingham 237.

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