Cambs and Essex share David Hall Trophy
PUBLISHED: 17:15 09 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:15 09 March 2015
Cambridgeshire and Essex both lifted the David Hall Trophy at Saffron Walden Golf Club on Sunday.
Essex, who fielded many player swho helped them win the 2014 English Youth finals, drew 7.5-7.5 with a Cambridgeshire team which featured a number of Walden golfers,
Cambridge got off to an awful start, losing the first three matches of the morning session, but pulled it back by winning the last two of the foursomes matches to make it 3-2 to Essex at lunch.
The afternoon singles matches got under way with Essex taking the first point but Walden golfer and county vice-captain Mark Reeve responded quickly for Cambridge, winning his match 3&1 and going round in two under par.
Essex were looking in control at that point and were 6-3 up until Owen Davies beat Essex captain Ross Dee on the last hole. Danny Loveday also turned his match around at the death to win on the last, making the score 6-5 to Essex.
Essex took the next point but Cambridge responded again with James Reason and Walden’s Tom Duggan winning comfortably, 3&2. This was two points out of two for the in-form Duggan.
With match tied at 7-7, it came down Dave Quinney of Gog Magog, who was one down with two holes remaining. He won the 17th to level the game and then, following a chip, made an easy four-foot put to share the hole.
A final result of 7.5-7.5 meant the teams shared the trophy.