SWGC scratch team reached top spot in the CAGU Div 1 scratch league after beating Girton 5-1 at the Windmill club last week.
Richard Southall and Cam Brown played blistering golf to beat Chris Cooke and Lee 9up.Whenever the Girton pairing made par, the Walden pairing made birdie and when they made a bogey the walden boys made par, to push through the convincing win. It is now 4 out of 4 wins for the boys who look irresistible.
Mark Reeve and Olly Tuck delivered another masterclass performance in beating Taite and Cowie 6 up.Full of banter they raced through 17 holes in 4 under par, only to bogey the last two for a 6up win.
In the third pair, Duggan and Goodfellow played some impressive golf against Giblett and Zac Cooke knocking in 5 birdies over the first 12 holes to be 3 up. But several errors off the tee and on the green then proved costly and the pair found themselves all square on 17. A regulation par down the last meant the game finished all square but, having looked comfortable for another win a few holes earlier, it felt like a point lost rather than gained for Walden.
Other results - Gog Magog 0 - 6 Newmarket
Table at mid season break
Saffron Walden 18pts
Brampton Park 15pts
Gog Magog 7pts
Scratch captain Graham Goodman said, "It is a great position to be in at the break having been promoted and winning the Goddard Cup last year. The momentum is being carried through and we have a belief in ourselves. The next fixtures home to Newmarket and the remaining 3 away fixtures will see how good we are. It is going to be exciting."
The ladies Jean Wilkinson team achieved another great result at their away match against Bourn on Sunday 8th June. Janina Jones, Vilma Krinks, Vivienne Dondi, Sue Gunter, Kiyoko McLellan, Elaine Purcell and Sue Ward won by 9 points to 5.
Saffron Walden have now qualified for the semi-finals / finals, to be held at Menzies Golf Club on Wednesday 24th September with a game in hand!
Their final league match will be on Monday 30th June against Old Nene.