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Mark and Robert on course for the final

A BUSY week down in Bristol saw Hatchford Brook Golf Club members return up the M5 with mixed emotions.

A BUSY week down in Bristol saw Hatchford Brook Golf Club members return up the M5 with mixed emotions.

Tricky Thornbury Golf Club played host to two challenging competitions - the Bourne-Vanneck Shield and the UKPCC Regional Final.

Only Mark Adams and young Robert Killarney positively emerged from the UKPCC event - both qualifying for the national final at the prestigious Eden Course at St Andrews Golf Club.

Hatchford were cursing their luck in the Bourne-Vanneck Shield as they narrowly missed out in both the gross and nett events.

Former club captain Dave Cadman led the way with a superb nett 69 (three under par) and was ably supported by Paul Davies who carded a nett 70.

However, remaining scores of 72 and 74 halted Hatchford’s progress as the West Midlands runners-up lost by one shot to West Sussex-based Tilgate Forest Golf Club in the nett event.

In the gross event Hatchford finished third, eight shots behind eventual winners Bournemouth & Meyrick Park.

 

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