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The day of the big match, Sussex vs Algarve Allstars.

Ryan prepared the team, the trophy sat proud on the first tee, then we were told to start on the 10th!

The Allstar team are strong with 4 professionals, a two time Challenge Tour Winner, a PGA of Portugal National Champion, an 11 times Portugese Amatuer Champion, a Runner-Up in the Carris Trophy and a Senior Tour player.

The Captain led us off with Nathan, they narrowly lost 2 and 1, but the fourball had 19 birdies between them.

Elliott and Connor were 2 down after 9 holes to 2 pros but came back well to win 1up, all square.

Rich and Connor were too strong for 11 time Portugese Champion Sobrinho and Paulo Pingo beating them 5 & 4, which Paulo did not take well and Alan actually fined him for Club Abuse!

Sam and Tom won 2 up and Andrew and James were strong to win 5 & 4

So Sussex had 4 points, we could not lose!

But the Allstars came back strong with both George and Jack and Arthur and Ollie losing 4 & 3, but Arthur did get shot of the day with his holed wedge shot on 16 for an Eagle!

So it came down to Charlie and Birthday Boy George, they were 1 up with 2 to play, but an amazing up and down from Roger Slim Brandeo, meant they were going up 18 all square.

Both played the hole well to get the half and secure a win for Sussex 4.5-3.5

A great match and a great win for Sussex

Nick presented the trophy and after a lunch our Captain gave a fine speech and both sides agreed we should do this again next year.

Nearest the Pin went to Sobrinho, and Longest Drive to Rich Leeves.

So last day tomorrow, with the individual prize and team prize up for grabs.

 

 

 

 

 

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