Underdog Ashley Sizer hits an impressive four over par to win Ely Golf Club’s championship cup

Ashley Sizer and John Aspinall.

Ashley Sizer and John Aspinall. - Credit: Archant

Luke Ryan was unable to retain his title in the scratch handicap in Ely Golf Club’s annual championship at the weekend losing out to relative underdog Ashley Sizer who scored an impressive four over par to win.

Ashley Sizer - winner of both the scratch trophy and the handicap trophy.

Ashley Sizer - winner of both the scratch trophy and the handicap trophy. - Credit: Archant

Sunday’s event was played over two rounds on the par 72 course and saw some impressive performances from the players.

Alan Todd.

Alan Todd. - Credit: Archant

Among them was club newcomer Phillip Day, who despite having an handicap of seven, took the lead after the morning’s play with a on par performance of 72 gross.

Dale Davies

Dale Davies - Credit: Archant

Unfortunately Day, who joined the club last November, was not able to replicate such stunning golf in the afternoon and sadly finished with a not disrespectful 155 nett over the two rounds.

Dale Isaacson.

Dale Isaacson. - Credit: Archant

However, eventual winner Ashley Sizer with a handicap of six, Luke Ryan playing off scratch and Dale Isaacson with a handicap of 3 were all tied after the morning’s round.

Eric Heaton.

Eric Heaton. - Credit: Archant

So it was all to play for after lunch and underdog Sizer didn’t quite replicate his morning score of 73 gross instead headed for the club house with a respectable 75 at the final hole. He scored a total gross of 148 to win the trophy beating last year’s champion Luke Ryan by just one shot.

Greg Davidson.

Greg Davidson. - Credit: Archant

He scored 76 in the afternoon giving him a total gross score of 149.

Isaac Rowlands.

Isaac Rowlands. - Credit: Archant

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Dale Isaacson also managed to keep his play going to finish in third place with a gross total of 150.

Jack Kirby.

Jack Kirby. - Credit: Archant

It was double celebrations for Ashley Sizer who also won the day’s handicap trophy with an overall nett score of 136 - or a very decent eight under par.

Jacob Gamble.

Jacob Gamble. - Credit: Archant

Allistair Berry took second place hitting a nett score of 138 and Troy Steve finished with a nett score of one under par to finish third.

John Aspinall.

John Aspinall. - Credit: Archant

A club spokesman said: “Ashley Sizer this year’s champion, is considered one of the club’s better golfers but with a handicap of six he was not expected to win. So congratulations to him.

Josh Bailey.

Josh Bailey. - Credit: Archant

“Overall it was an excellent day of golf.”

Richard Butcher.

Richard Butcher. - Credit: Archant

Richard Yardy.

Richard Yardy. - Credit: Archant

Robert Latham.

Robert Latham. - Credit: Archant

Ross Wilson.

Ross Wilson. - Credit: Archant

Ryan Woods, Luke Ryan and Ross Wilson.

Ryan Woods, Luke Ryan and Ross Wilson. - Credit: Archant