Golf - Walden still in the title hunt

PUBLISHED: 14:09 31 May 2011

Cameron Brown drives for a vital half

Cameron Brown drives for a vital half

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SAFFRON Walden Golf Club’s scratch team remain in the hunt for CAGU Division one...

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SAFFRON Walden Golf Club’s scratch team remain in the hunt for CAGU Division one with only four points separating them from league leaders Abbotsley.

Although Walden lost 4-2 away at Elton Furze the away points kept them firmly in contention with other results going their way.

In the opening match Olly Tuck and Tom Duggan failed to keep up the high standards of the week before and lost 2down against Scott and Knack.

The next two matches proved vital for Walden. Richard Southall and Daniel van der Westhizen were 1up going into the 18th against the Elton pairing of Sheldon and Hicks, only for the Elton pairing to get a birdie on the last to gain a half.

Cameron Brown and Graham Goodman were going strong against Conduit and Bullet. Early birdies put them ahead before the Elton pairing responded with birdies of their own.Walden reached the 18th 1up, but like the second match Elton managed a birdie on the last with Bullet holing a 20ft birdie putt for a half.

Other results in the league were Gog Magog beating reigning champions Ely 6-0 and Brampton Pk drawing with Abbotsley 3-3.

„Like last year teams are taking points off each other,“ said Goodman. „We are still in a good position and four points can easily be overturned.“

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