Top 21 qualify for Gold Medal national final

Tom Ridd: 2016 Regional Qualifier

A total of 21 golfers came through the latest regional qualifying round for the national final of England Golf’s Gold Medal Tournament to find the male handicap golfer of the year.

They will play off for the title, alongside qualifiers from three other regional finals, on Friday 12 August at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire, during England Golf Week.

They qualified at Royal Ascot Golf Club in Berkshire and the successful 21 are:

Tom Ridd (pictured) of Meon Valley Golf & Country Club, Hampshire
Craig Bassingthwaighte of Bishops Stortford Golf Club, Hertfordshire
Steve Ford of Petersfield Golf Club, Hampshire
Phil Robson of Five Lakes Hotel, Golf, Country Club & Spa, Essex
William Ayres of Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire
Rob Wareing of Playgolf Colchester, Essex
Byron Jones of East Herts Golf Club, Hertfordshire
Mark Nightingale of Chobham Golf Club, Surrey
Richard Webster of Stock Brook Manor Golf Club, Essex
Jake Dines of Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire
Charlie Carroll of Leaside Golf Club, Middlesex
Nigel Dickinson of Harleyford Golf Club, Buckinghamshire
Ryan Little of East Herts Golf Club, Hertfordshire
John Clark of Royal Ascot Golf Club, Berkshire
Mark Reynolds of Wensum Valley Golf Club, Norfolk
Colin Gilbert of Stock Brook Manor Golf Club, Essex
Petri Hitches of Blackmoor Golf Club, Hampshire
Chris Cox of Harrow School Golf Club, Middlesex
Paresh Kotecha of Batchworth Park Golf Club, Hertfordshire
Darren Booker of Tadmarton Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire
Ian Disney of Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire
All the regional finalists had won a club medal during 2015. The national final will be played during England Golf Week which is staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships.

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