Orsett’s Lee scores triumph in PGA.

Luke Eggleston, captain of Essex PGA, and his 13-handicap amateur partner Jon Gower scored a triumph for Orsett in the Design Portfolio Marketing Services PGA East Region Autumn Classic.

They were two points off the pace after the first day of Stableford foursomes at Aldeburgh but they picked up 41 points in the better ball at Thorpeness the following day to give them 72 overall. Gower also won the prize for nearest the pin at Thorpeness.

First round leaders Ben Cooper, assistant at Bishop’s Stortford, and his 18-handicap father Stephen, ended as runners-up one shot behind. Their second round of 38 points was not quite enough.

Third place was shared by three pairs. Ian Ellis of Costessey Park and Chris Munden, Steve Cipa (South Essex Golf Centre) and Chris Callaway and Glyn Krause (Elton Furze) and Colin Webber all had 69 points.

Apart from Eggleston and Gower the best better ball score on the second day, when there was less wind, came from Paul Wilby of Haverhill with regular pro-am partner Mike Duley who is a member at Colchester.

Forty-six pairs took part in this popular end of season event played on two courses that were in superb condition.

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