Lynch claims Suns AFL club champion prize

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Lynch claims Suns AFL club champion prize

Gold Coast AFL forward Tom Lynch has won the Suns’ 2016 best-and-fairest award in a landslide.

A day after his first All-Australian nod in Melbourne, Lynch polled 209 votes on Friday night to claim the gong by 80 from Jarrod Harbrow (129), racking up back-to-back club champion titles in the process.

Lynch is the second Suns’ player to win multiple club best-and-fairest awards, with captain Gary Ablett taking out the first three from 2011-13.

Jack Martin finished third with 102 votes to hold off a fast-finishing Steven May, who polled 70 of his 98 votes in the last seven matches of the year to finish fourth.

Lynch was a clear favourite, being the only Sun to play all 22 matches in 2016.

The 23-year-old kicked 66 goals this year to finish equal third in the Coleman Medal count behind Adelaide’s Eddie Betts.

Other Suns awards went to Harbrow (players’ player) and young forward Peter Wright (most improved).

GOLD COAST CLUB CHAMPION TOP 10:

* 1st – Tom Lynch (209)

* 2nd – Jarrod Harbrow (129)

* 3rd – Jack Martin (102)

* 4th – Steven May (98)

* 5th – Aaron Hall (93)

* 6th – Gary Ablett (91)

* 7th – Touk Miller (81)

* 8th – Alex Sexton (73)

* 9th – Dion Prestia (65)

* 10th – Sam Day (54)

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