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In-form Biggs seeking England call-up

James Biggs completed a clean sweep of Suffolk Golf Union titles on Sunday, but the Diss Golf Club member believes there is still ‘plenty more to come’ from him.

James Biggs, Diss Golf Club (3608519)
James Biggs, Diss Golf Club (3608519)

The current Suffolk Amateur and Suffolk Amateur Matchplay champion was one of 50 players that entered the Suffolk Open Championship, hosted by Bungay & Waveney Valley Golf Club.

An opening round two-under-par 67 put Biggs in command and it was a lead he would never surrender, despite some late pressure from Ipswich’s Neil Mitchell.

The 22-year-old added a level-par 69 for a two-under-par total of 136, enough to see him clinch the title by a shot.

He may have been dominant at county level throughout 2018, but Biggs has insisted he will not be resting on his laurels.

“It got close towards the end with Neil Mitchell after he birdied the 16th and 17th holes, but I managed to par the last hole and that was enough,” he said.

“I did not play as well in the afternoon as I did in the morning and that was a little disappointing.

“I did enough to win obviously, but I feel like there are two or three holes where I could have picked up shots.

“When I look at it like that, there is definitely plenty more to come from me.

“The Suffolk competitions are not as competitive as the ones I play nationally, but these wins have given me a lot of confidence.

“I recently won the Lagonda Trophy, and that is a national event, so I head into those more optimistic now.”

Looking ahead to 2019, Biggs is eager to realise a burning ambition.

He wants to represent England, and will strive to make the necessary improvements to ensure that becomes reality.

“I have always really wanted to play golf for England,” he said.

“I need to get to a different level. Right now I feel like I am at a very good level, but I need to push on to a great level.

“There are some things I need to work on technically, but it is more about tightening up little things. At this stage it’s the small margins that make a big difference.”

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