Seniors come away with vital draw at Norfolk

The Seniors head into the last league games in the Anglia and Midland Leagues against Suffolk and Leicestershire top of both leagues. This is after managing a vital 7.5-7.5 draw away at rain swept Swaffham GC.

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With the greens beginning to flood early on, the Seniors battled away in the morning foursomes. Kevin Diss and Terry Ryan managed a half against Oakes and Webb. Keith Moore and Bill Rusted unfortunately lost 1 down on the last to Patrick and Lyons. Graham Goodman and John Yuill never got going against Hillier and Hogg and lost 3&2. The county then began to turn the foursomes to respectability, with Steve Plumb and Richard Heyes gaining a vital win 2&1. In the final match Heron
and Campbell halved their match. So after the morning foursomes Norfolk lead 3-2. The layout of the course proved tricky for the Cambridgeshire boys however they fought hard and won the singles 5.5-4.5.

Diss lost 1 down to Oakes. Then started a run of four singles wins for Cambridgeshire. Ryan drove the ball well and was 1up though 9 holes. He won the first 4 holes on the back nine with birdies on the 10th and 11th and then closed the game out 5&4 against Webb. Next up Rusted took on Lyons and found good rhythm in his waterproofs and was one under par in the last 9 holes to seal a 6&4 victory. John Yuill, fresh from his high finish in the English seniors won by an impressive 6&5 margin. Heron then managed a vital half against Hogg before losses followed for Goodman and Heyes.

It was now down to Plumb to play steady par golf and win 2&1 against Robson and gain a 5.5-4.5 victory in the singles. The overall result was a 7.5-7.5 draw for Cambridgeshire in which easily could have been a banana skin upset for them.

CAGU Seniors vs Norfolk results