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Tenth Annual Golf Match vs Oxford: Monday 5 November 2018

The recent rains combined with the warm weather have given the golf courses of Sydney a much-needed boost.  The fairways and greens at Manly were in excellent condition unlike the bunkers.
Oxford won the 10th anniversary golf match between the Sydney alumni of Oxford and Cambridge 2½ to 1½.  This is the first time Oxford has won the team event.

Chris Golis reversed the result of the last time he played Robert Laurie by winning 4&3 even after baptising six golf balls.

Lynne Presley then equalised the score for Oxford beating Daryl Dixon 5&4 with a combination of great drives, birdies and chip-ins from off the green.

Laurie Scandrett climbed out of his sick bed and managed to halve his match with Peter Abelson.
Thus the final match would decide the winner and Charles Thorburn, even though he conceded 5 strokes to James Balfour played a captain’s knock for the Dark Blues and won 4&3.

The post-match dinner at the Buena Vista with numerous bottles of Tasmanian Pinot Noir was enjoyed by all.

Next year’s match will again be on the first Monday 4 November 2019.

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