Depleted Walden Golf Club scratch team get the better of St Neots

PUBLISHED: 16:09 02 June 2016

Saffron Walden's scratch team member Ryan Adair

Saffron Walden's scratch team member Ryan Adair

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Graham Goodman says his side ‘produced the goods’ after Saffron Walden Golf Club’s scratch team defeated St Neots 6-0 in the latest round of CAGU Division One action.

Star player Mark Reeve tweaked his hamstring and had to drop out the night before the crucial encounter.

This called for a quick team reorganisation, with skipper Goodman promoting Dick Southall and Callum Brookes to lead from the front against Mynott and Davie.

They birdied the 10th and Brookes hit the shot of the night hooking a wedge around the trees to the 12th green for a hole win.

They ran out winners four-up.

Up next were Olly Tuck and Ian Macdonald as they faced Meeds and Gowling.

The Walden pair came through the match in style to win five-up.

In what was the captain’s risk of the season he paired the enviable powerhouses of Ryan Adair and Spencer Burlingham together.

Adair rose to the challenge with some terrific putting.

This included a long birdie putt on the fifth hole. They impressively won four-up.

Following the win, Goodman said: “Monday night was a sleepless night but sometimes you have to take risks and trust the team to deliver. They sure produced the goods.

“Ryan was immense and Olly Tuck and Ian Macdonald also delivered.

“We are in a good position, just one point behind Brampton with a game in hand.

“There are many battles to be fought and we are up for it.”

In the other result of the week Brampton Park won 4 -2 at Ramsey.

Standings: Brampton Park 13 points; Saffron Walden 12; Ramsey nine; Gog Magog eight; St Neots six.

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