Golfer MacDonald has a fine day as Walden put up a fight

PUBLISHED: 13:04 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:04 02 March 2017

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Saffron Walden Golf Club's scratch team took on a strong Cambridgeshire county side at Windmill Hill on Sunday and just missed out on victory.

In the morning foursomes, Cambridgeshire took a 2.5 and 1.5 lead going into lunch following their success in the early competitions.

For Walden, Olly Tuck and Ian Macdonald beat Loveday and Hodgkin 4 and 3-under while Graham Goodman and Louis Martin halved their match against Meeds and Kumar.

In the afternoon singles, Callum Brookes beat Cambridgeshire captain Mark Reeve 3 and 1 going round in four-under par while Macdonald completed a winning day for him individually by beating Hodgkin 3 and 1

Walden halved the two back games with both Goodman and Martin coming back from 4 down after nine holes to halve their games against Kumar and Meeds respectively. Cambridgeshire won the other four games and eventually ran out winners 7.5 and 4.5

Captain Goodman said: “The team really fought hard especially Ian MacDonald performing magnificently.

The academy players played well and Louis Martin showed great determination in halving his foursomes and his singles.”

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