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It's a Boston tee party


Daily Mail
10 Oct 2017

BOSTON’S Andrew Dawson and Andrew Green were unstoppable in The Daily Mail Foursomes final as they fulfilled their ambition of bringing the coveted trophy back to the Lincolnshire club, writes Cara Sloman. 
The pair were in blistering form on the championship Old Course at Marriott St Pierre and led from start to finish. They took full advantage of their six shots to put pressure on the experienced and highly fancied pair Craig Smith and Nick Dyson from Fulford, beating them 5&4.
Earlier in the day the Boston duo sent out a statement of intent as they roared into the final beating Astbury's Paul Zielinski and Mark Cheetham 7&5 in the wet. 
An emotional Dawson, off 8, said he will now retire from playing foursomes after capturing one of the most prestigious prizes in amateur golf. He said: ‘This is the peak. It’s not going to get any better than this.
‘It is one of those moments in life, that you will always look back on and be proud. My dad Terry got to the quarter-finals 30 years ago and I wanted to win it for him and my family.’
Green added: ‘This is a highlight of our golfing career. We decided to be steady. We only dropped four or five shots.
'I was relaxed all the way round, as we had nothing to lose. When we started out in the competition I didn't think we'd get here, but instead we got better as we carried on.'
It was Fulford’s Smith last match as an amateur, as the scratch golfer is turning professional and admitted he was disappointed not to have finished with a win. He said: ‘I’m gutted to lose. It all changed on nine when I hit a shot which bounced back out of the hole and they made the putt. It's hard to take, but you move on to another day.’
His playing partner is the brother of European Tour professional Simon Dyson, whose wins include the Alfred Dunhill Links, Irish Open and the KLM Open. Dyson said: 'Simon wished us luck. He’s been really supportive. 
'Giving six, seven or eight shots wears you down eventually and you can't afford to make many mistakes. Unfortunately we made a few in the afternoon. I loved the challenge though. I wouldn't change a thing. The best team won at the end of the day.

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