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Golf: Pike Hills' Craig Smith wins Eden Trophy at St Andrews
10:04am Saturday 24th August 2013 in Sport
THE spiritual haven of golf proved a home from home for Pike Hills GC’s Craig Smith.
The stalwart of the club as well as the York Union inter-district team for several years, broadened his horizons in quite startling fashion.
Journeying north to St Andrews, Smith triumphed over five days of play to capture the Eden Trophy.
Smith ran away with the brace of stroke-play rounds – one on the Eden Course and one on the New Course – to score 136, four shots clear of a field of 239 players.
Then, over three days, in which his caddy was fellow Pike Hills mainstay Russ Chilton, Smith overcame six match-play duels capped by the final in which he beat King’s Lynn opponent Jack Yule 3 and 2 to lift the gleaming trophy.
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