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Army Retain Inter Services Golf Titles

The Army have retained the Inter Services Golf titles, although the Royal Navy dominated the individual awards at Frilford Heath. 

The Army have retained the Inter Services Golf titles, although the Royal Navy dominated the individual awards at Frilford Heath. 

The competition, which followed a Ryder Cup-style, saw the Army men and women fend off the best efforts of the RAF.

On day two, the RAF men narrowly beat a Royal Navy side which possessed former professional golfer, Able Seaman Tom Fox, who was later crowned individual champion. Whilst the RAF women lost to the Navy.

On the final day, the Army women's secured a 3-1  victory over four matches against the Navy with that form continuing into the singles, leading the Army to the women's title.

Army women's captain, Warrant Officer 2 Dawn Buckley, praised the team's new, young faces but also thanked her more experience players who "held up the rest of the team". 

The women's individual champion, Lieutenant Commander Lauren Hulston, said: "It is a great to have won the title.

"The team and the field that I played against are very, very strong golfers.

"I hit the best round I've ever hit and so to win with such a good score on such a fantastic course, it's an honour."

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The Navy men's put pressure on the Army in the morning session but the men in red carried a one point advantage going into the afternoon singles.

The Army's experienced Chris Bradley, playing in his 15th season, edged past the Royal Marines' Lloyd Edwards with an outstanding round before the Navy clawed back with wins by Chuck Norris and Tom Fox.

However, the Army went on to win the tournament thanks to Fusilier Lewis Phillip who beat the Navy's Glen Raeburn to win his first Inter Services title.

Fusilier Lewis Phillips said: "The standard of golf here in the forces...fair play to both of them (the RAF and the Navy).

"I've had tough games all week and luckily, I've come out with two and a half points and the lads have been there, every step of the way which has been superb."

Next year's tournament will take place in Enville, near Stourbridge in the West Midlands.

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