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There was another bumper entry for Thetford Golf Club's Sidgwick Cup on Sunday with Paul Waters finishing at the top of a field of 82.
Paul - known to all as "Muddy" - finished par, birdie, par for a round of 79-10-69 to beat four others by one stroke. New member Andy Cunningham won the countback for second place after 72-2-70 with a strong finish that included four consecutive birdies from the 14th.
Ian Ramsay dropped shots at the first two holes and then reeled off 16 pars for 74-4-70 and Matt West birdied three of the par-5s as he returned 75-5-70. Unfortunately he had a bogey six at the final par-5, the 17th. Shaun Burton's 86-16-70 completed the top five players.
Other scores: 71 - Steve Burridge (12) and Jon Olpin (17); 72 Dean Scott (4); 73 Rob Taylor (5), Ashley Forbes (10), Martin Hill (20), Alan Hodgkinson (18) and David Robinson (13) 74 Peter Allott (8), David Clarke (4), Norrie Dickson (7), John Baldwin (11) and Darren Ward (5); 75 Neil Elers (10), Matt Wabe (4), Martin Jackson (14), David Hudson (7) and Mike Horley (6).
The top eight gross scores earned a place in the Cowan & Oliver Trophy, a scratch matchplay knock-out. The quarter-final draw is: Andy Cunningham v Ian Ramsay, Matt West v Rob Taylor, David Clarke v Paul Waters and Dean Scott v Matt Wabe.