Cambridgeshire teams finish before the beast arrives

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The Cambridgeshire golf teams finished their match just before “The beast from the east” arrived last week. In the first friendly of the season, CAGU Seniors took on a CAGU team at Saffron Walden Golf Club and the CAGU team ran out winners 4.5 to 1.5.

Although the expected CAGU side won there were a number of positives for Graham Goodman’s men. In the top pairing Terry Ryan and Kevin Diss beat Callum Brookes and Owen Meeds 1up.The seniors were 2 down at one stage but pars on 15th ,16th ,17th and 18th secured victory. Brookes unfortunately 3 putted the last hole which let the senior pairing in. Steve Trench and new partner Keith Moore finished all square to Luke Ryan and Alfie Guy-Pinkney. The seniors were 5 down after 5 but fought back to halve the match. Birdies on 8 th 9 th and an eagle on 10 th put the seniors on their way. For the CAGU side there were emphatic victories for Toby Crisp and George Howard 5&4 - Paul Hodgkin and Craig Thorburn 6&5 - Jason Evans and Oliver Rust 7&6.

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Graham Goodman seniors captain commented “ The match proved a good first outing for the County sides. For the seniors Kevin and Terry won a tight match with steady play throughout. Another positive was the pairing of Trench and Moore who fought back well.Also Bob Setchell and Bil Rusted only lost 2 down against a strong pairing. To be successful in our league matches the last few pairings have to deliver and we have the beginnings of that in a strong team”