CAGU U12/U14 teams played Essex on the 6th of June in glorious sunshine at a beautifully presented Old Course at the Gog Magog Golf Club.
The u14 team would play 18 match play with a team of 6 comprising of, Theo Morris(2), Sam Marshall (2), Harry Howell (6) Rohan Neat (6) Joe Austin and Harry Sherriff.
Captain Theo and Sam got the CAGU boys match under way and a couple of great drives set the tone of the match, which ebbed and flowed but left both boys 2 down with a few holes remaining.
Both Theo and Sam managed a great home stretch to level both matches and take good half points against the Essex pair of Henry Linley and William Bailey.
The next match saw the CAGU pair of Harry Howell and Rohan Neat away in their single matches against Jamie Sach and Charlie Rusbridge respectably.
This match swung back and forth early on, but the Essex pair both managed to edge clear in their matches on the back 9 to win 3 & 2 in both cases but, excellent golf was played by all four players.
Last group out for CAGU had the pair of Joe Austin and Harry Sherriff up against Teddy Ralson and Milo Locke for Essex, an even front 9 with the Cagu pair both putting great back 9’s to take both matches 4&3 for Austin and 2&1 for Sherriff.
The U14 matches had honours even, tied at 2 wins / 2 draws / 2 losses each.
CAGU 2 vs Essex 2
The U12 matches followed on from the u14s but, followed a different format with 9 holes greensomes followed by 9 holes singles on the back 9, giving all players two bites at the cherry.
Leading the way for CAGU where the pair of Ellis Kerr and Lewis Karim who were up against a pairing of William Wright and Alfie Dorrington, the grensomes went to the wire with a loss on the 9th for Cambridge to go 2 down.
The middle pairing of Matthew Russell and Aryan Alwala were not much bigger than the trolleys they pushed!, but were little diamonds playing some great golf to take the win against older opposition in Hayden Norman and Josh Nanson 3&2
The final pairing of Jack Sherriff and Oliver Houseden, also new to county golf and of a young age didn’t let that phase them as they started a little slow to win the last 3 holes against Harry Tedder and Charles Bredger to take it 1 up on the 9th, great effort boys.
Greensomes result: CAGU 2 vs Essex 1
Singles matches played match play,
CAGU went off with Ellis Kerr against William Wright, both played some great shots both had birdies, Kerr was one down going down 16, a great par by Kerr levelled it up and a 5ft hole out on 18th halved the match.
Lewis Karim faced off against Alfie Dorington, and was soon 2 down from some steady play by the Essex player, Lewis couldn’t quite manage to claw his way back into the match with a win for Essex 4&3
Matthew Russell kept up his great start with early holes in the bank and managed to keep the Essex player Hayden Norman at bay to win 3&2
Arvan Alwala like wise got off to a great start on the back 9 under the watchful eye of his younger brother and chief Cagu Mascot Ronak! Arvan hit some tremendous approach shots and ran out 4&3 winner against Josh Nanson.
The final pair let away by Jack Sherriff against Harry Tedder played some great golf with a great approach shot on 14 and we even had a smile at the finish to run out a winner 3&2
Last but no means least Oliver Houseden brought up the rear against Charles Bredger again some great golf shots played, he managed to pull away and with all the rest of the players congregating around the 17th green watching on managed to seal the win 2&1
Singles result: CAGU 4.5 vs Essex 1.5
OVERALL WIN FOR CAGU 8.5 vs ESSEX 4.5