Golf: Walden move into third

PUBLISHED: 21:01 28 June 2011

Graham Goodman celebrates Walden’s rise up the league table

Graham Goodman celebrates Walden's rise up the league table

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SAFFRON Walden's scratch team have move up to second in the CAGU scratch league division one after thrashing Ely 6-0 at home.

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SAFFRON Walden’s scratch team have move up to second in the CAGU scratch league division one after thrashing Ely 6-0 at home.

After a mixed first part of the season the Walden players turned on the style last week, invaluably helped by an intense coaching session by club professional Rob McNicolas during the week off.

The first pairing of Tom Duggan and Olly Tuck were in imperious form beating the Ely pairing 10up. Duggan ,who finished 6th in the recent county championships carried on his rich vein of form helping his partner to birdies at two, three, four and 10 and an eagle at six with Duggan hitting a three wood second to within 5ft.

Next up Richard Southall and Cameron Brown proved a solid partnership running out victors 5up. Brown holed a couple of important putts in the victory and together with Southall’s quality iron play sent them on the way to victory.

In the final game Graham Goodman and James Goodfellow found themselves two down to birdies after three holes. The experience of their partnership at home through the years showed and they turned the game around.

Goodman holed birdie putts at 10 and a monster 30ft putt on 15 to seal the win with a 2up victory.

Richard Southall Walden’s captain said afterwards: “A great win which puts us were we want to be at this time of the season.”

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