On 22nd August at Hintlesham Golf Club, Stowmarket amateur Patrick Spraggs (G 2004-2009) added the Suffolk Open Championship to his Suffolk Amateur Championship victory at Purdis Heath in June. Patrick needed a birdie at the closing hole to overhaul Fynn Valley’s Jamie Abbott, the Suffolk Open Champion in 2005 and a recent qualifier for the British Open. His score of 205 over the 54 holes (11 under par) was just good enough to take the title by one shot from Abbott.
In June Patrick played for the European students team against the American students team in the Palmer Cup at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland. The Europeans lost narrowly but Patrick won his singles match. He had won automatic selection for the team by winning the R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament at St Andrews in the spring.
After a year at Stirling University, Patrick is leaving to attend college in the USA on a golfing scholarship and we wish him every success.