Triumph for Saffron Walden golfers over Newmarket
PUBLISHED: 15:07 28 May 2015 | UPDATED: 15:07 28 May 2015
An improved result saw Saffron Walden Golf Club scratch team bounce back after a season opening defeat to beat Newmarket 4-2 at Windmill Hill.
After the early evening rain disappeared, the Walden boys exhibited some power golf to set about their Newmarket counterparts.
Newmarket reversed their order and out first Ryan Adair and Olly Tuck took on Samson and Sharplin.
They hit the course with Adair’s bludgeoning power and Tuck’s deft chipping game.
Although not always accurate off the tee, they more than made up with it through their short game and rushed to an eight up victory.
Southall and Brown then delivered against Hartley and Clough.
Early on Hartley kept Newmarket in the game with some brilliant putting, which Brown matched.
The turning point came on the 13th, when Southall played the shot of the evening slicing over and around a tree from 300 yards that went to eight feet to which Brown holed for a birdie.
This sent them on their way and they won five up.
In the last pairing captain Goodman partnered Goodfellow who took on Diambro and Parsons.
After impressive golf early on trading birdies with the Newmarket pairing the Walden boys were one up through 13.
However bad drives at the 14th, a second shot in the trees on 15th and a drive into the bunker on 16th cost them dearly and they lost two down.
In the other match of the evening leaders Brampton Park draw with Ramsey 3-3.
The table after two rounds, with Walden having a game in hand, is Brampton Pk 11 Newmarket 9 Ramsey 7 Walden 6 and St Ives 3.