County retain Rhea Trophy

The County Seniors played Bedfordshire for the Rhea trophy at Brampton Park Golf Club this week. In driving rain the County drew a hard-fought match to retain the trophy they won last year in Bedfordshire.

Cambridgeshire started with Kevin Diss and Steve Plumb out first against Brown and Kavanagh. They were two down early on but two birdies apiece from Diss and plumb sent them to a 1 up victory. Next up Terry Ryan and Bob Setchell played Weymouth and Sennett how managed a half. John Yuill and Steve trench came up against Mott and Chivers and narrowly lost 1 down on the 18th hole. Andrew Petrie and Ian Robinson halved their match against Smith and Barnwell before John Davies and Gareth Jones lost 1 down to Harris and Haines.

Cambridgeshire’s last pairing of Captain Goodman and debutant Paul Izzard brought up the rear against Marshall and Hollands. The Cambridgeshire pairing were 1 up early on and then stretched their lead with both players getting birdies on the early par 5 holes. They extended their lead and eventually won 5&4.

The final result was 6-6 but because Cambridgeshire won last year they retained the Rhea trophy.

Thanks must go to Brampton Park for setting up the course in immaculate condition and our ever-present County president, Barry Stearns for providing the support.