Ely duo clinch a fourth place finish in final

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Ely City Golf Club members Alex and Alice Greatwood sealed a fourth-place finish in the mixed pairs grand final of the prestigious Morocco Matchplay.

The Soham-based duo, Alex, 58, a fitness manager who plays off a 14 handicap, and partner Alice, 48, an 18-handicapper, were among a total of 32 golfers from across the UK and Ireland who qualified for the trip to the historic port city of Essaouira.

And although the pair missed out on lifting the title, Alice revealed her delight at just featuring in the competition, whose qualifying rounds stretched back to last summer.

“I was in tears when we qualified because I was just so thrilled to get here,” she said.

“It’s been great. Everything’s been really well organised: the course, the venue, everything has just been superb.”

Her sentiments were echoed by her partner who added: “We’d competed in three regional finals before and missed out on countback so to actually get through has been amazing.”