County recaptures the Rhea Trophy

The Cambridgeshire Seniors set off to Bedfordshire GC in their quest to recapture the Rhea trophy they lost last year at St Ives GC against Bedfordshire. This trophy match was an ideal preparation for the Southern Counties Foursomes to be held there in July.

After the morning greensomes, CAGU were behind 2.5 to 3.5. Out first Keith Moore and Bill Rusted won 1 up, after winning 3 holes in a row. Captain Graham Goodman and his partner Bas Setchell played faultless golf and ran out winners 2 up. Managing a half was the Gog Magog pairing of Steve Trench and Andrew Petrie.

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It now depended on the afternoon fourballs, with Moore and Rusted gaining a half in the first match. John Yuill and Peter Laughlin shooting the birdies won 2&1. Losses followed for Steve Plumb and David Burt 2&1 and Goodman and Setchell who were hit by a birdie blitz by their opponents and lost 6&5. One down after 9 holes, Trench and Petrie then birdied 10, 11 and 14 to win 2&1. It was now left to the new junior senior Richard Heyes and Doug Poole, Past President of CAGU golf to seal the win. Heyes demonstrated pin seeking golf which gave them a 2&1 victory. CAGU won the fourballs 7-5 to seal an epic victory 9.5 -8.5.

Graham Goodman took the Rhea trophy back to CAGU soil for another year, in what he described as a really good team effort.