THORNTON CUP PLATE 2017
Congratulations to The Warren Golf Club
The 2017 Thornton Cup Plate Final was played at Crondon Park on 8th October between The Warren and The Essex Golf Clubs.
A lovely autumn day greeted both teams for the 2017 final on a well prepared Crondon Park course. As the matches progressed through the first 9 holes there was little to split the two teams, The Essex just slightly edging some closely fought matches and The Warren holding more significant leads in two matches in the latter half of the draw.
First blood went to The Essex with wins for Mike Dixon and Team Captain Jamie Lowe in matches 2 and 3, but this was closely followed by a first point for The Warren, as Sam Kinnane won 2&1 in the lead match. In an evenly fought final both teams kept picking up wins until we reached 4 – 4 with the last two matches out on the final few holes. Dave Ransley chipped in on the 17th to close his match out with a 3&1 victory for the Warren, with the one remaining match now going down the 18th all square. The large following of supporters excitedly watched on as Naithan Tucker scored the final decisive point for The Warren by winning the 18th. The final score being The Warren 6, The Essex 4.
Essex Golf Union Immediate Past President, Mike Hart, presented the medals to the players and Plate Trophy to The Warren, congratulating all the players for the quality of their golf, and thanking Crondon Park for once again hosting this final.
Full report to follow