Top teams pull rabbits from their hats at finals days

Malton & Norton’s rabbits team and Roseberry Grange’s inter team came out on top at their respective finals days as the 2022 North East Rabbits Golf Association season came to a close

In the rabbits’ finals day at Ramside Hall, Malton & Norton followed the club’s success in the inter event in 2019 with an emphatic victory over 2021 champions Bishop Auckland – their seven top scorers from the team of eight amassing 251 points for a 19-point victory.

In the inter finals day at Romanby, Roseberry Grange’s team followed the club’s rabbits success in 2019 with victory in the team event, which was played with the same format as rabbits finals day. The Roseberry team scored 233 points, beating Dinsdale by just three, as Hunley Hall finished third on the day. 

Each Finals Day also brought together the leading points scorer from each club to compete for their respective individual championship. In the rabbits event, Bishop Auckland’s James Tray lifted the trophy for a second year in a row with a score of 37 points, beating Darlington’s Lee Baily on countback. In the inter event, Dinsdale’s Martin Lister was crowned champion after returning 37 stableford points to beat Catterick’s Pip Goodall on countback.

With 57 events hosted by clubs throughout the season along with two finals days, more than 1,000 players competed in the rabbits (14.5 to 28 handicaps) and inter (7.0 to 14.4 handicaps) leagues this season, representing the 32 rabbits clubs and 25 inter clubs.

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