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GOLF - Rain Washes Out Afternoon Play at West Hill

Dark clouds loomed as the Cambridge Blues stepped onto the first tee on Sunday morning, but despite a drizzly start, the rain would only become heavier towards lunchtime, resulting in afternoon play being called off and a loss for Cambridge University after the foursomes.

Despite the inclement weather, West Hill presented itself in still summery condition, and a testing team awaited the Blues as they set out for the foursomes. However, it would soon be clear that puddles on the greens were growing rapidly and even the best rain gear was standing no chance against the floods coming down from above.

Many a Cambridge player now wishes he had had the negotiation powers of Cumberland and Hill, who secured a gentleman's half on the 16th hole. Cambridge's only full point came from Lewicki and Smith, who held their nerve down the last after their opponents holed their second shot for an eagle 3 on the par-5 17th.

Next weekend, the Blues will be taking on the Oxford and Cambridge Golfing Society in their first home match of the season.

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