Walden stun the champions

PUBLISHED: 16:43 19 July 2007 | UPDATED: 21:45 29 May 2010

Back, left to right, M Start, S Plumb, A Brown, D Cox (coach), D Watts (club captain), J Vallins, O Tuck, R Southall, T Brown, front, G Goodman, T Duggan and C Brown

Back, left to right, M Start, S Plumb, A Brown, D Cox (coach), D Watts (club captain), J Vallins, O Tuck, R Southall, T Brown, front, G Goodman, T Duggan and C Brown

Saffron Walden Golf Club were triumphant in the Cambridge Area Golf Union Scratch League Division One for the first time in 18 years. The deciding game came last Wednesday against the Gog Magog team, who were the reigning champions. Walden went into the

Saffron Walden Golf Club were triumphant in the Cambridge Area Golf Union Scratch League Division One for the first time in 18 years.

The deciding game came last Wednesday against the Gog Magog team, who were the reigning champions. Walden went into the final game needing two points to lift the trophy.

As the matches unfolded, the lead pairs of Oliver Tuck and Richard Southall and Graham Goodman and Adam Brown were in tremendous form, winning their foursomes matches two up and three up respectively. James Vallins and Tom Duggan produced steady golf and halved their match.

Team coach David Cox, said of the success: "The team won eight of the 10 matches and halved the other two. With consistency like this you can see that we thoroughly deserved this success, and hope to build on it for next year.

"It took great effort from everyone involved to go unbeaten throughout the whole season and

I am very proud of the team. A major factor was the coaching during the spring which led to consistency in the pairings throughout the season.

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