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Eastbourne Downs Reach the Semi-Finals of the Oliver Shepherd Neame Plate Tournament

7 August 2019

A team of golfers from the Eastbourne Downs Golf Course are celebrating having achieved their best placing for five years at the prestigious Oliver Shepherd Neame Plate tournament, which was hosted at the East Sussex National Golf Club on 27 July.

Eastbourne Downs A TeamThis was part of a Scratch Sussex Inter Club Matchplay event consisting of team members Craig Manser (captain), Ian Moon, Ken McCreadie, Simon Burke, Ross Standen, Guy Dunstall, Danny Lee and Rick Hollands.

The team competed against Chartham Park who were champions of the main Sussex Scratch Matchplay Championship last year. Team captain Craig Manser stated ‘We had some favourable home draws against Lewes and Highwoods in the earlier rounds of the competition. The quality of the course at the Downs following improvements by the Council and our local knowledge helped us to progress through the competition’.

The Downs team performed extremely well in the morning with the score being 2-2 after the pairs matches, but eventually Chartham Park took the victory with the final score being 7.5 points to 4.5 points.

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