Sunderland University Golf: game cancelled by rain

The University of Sunderland golf team’s match against Newcastle 1sts at Matfen Hall tomorrow has been cancelled as rain causes havoc to courses across the North East.

Andrew MacDonald, Golf President, said: “We’ve just found out from Newcastle University that the game is off.

“I don’t think that the game being off affects us either way. Obviously we won last time out and it would have been good to carry that momentum forward.

“On the other hand, a delay could send Newcastle into a downturn in form and give us a better chance of picking up some points when we eventually get to play them.”

The game tomorrow was due to be a reversal of last week’s fixture. That game, scheduled to be played at Wearside Golf Club, was postponed due to course closure.

MacDonald said: “We were prepared for last week’s game but it was unfortunately called off. We know that Newcastle 1sts are a very good team, they are certainly favourites to top the division. When we get to play them it will be a tough game.

“What we’re hoping to do is give a good account of ourselves and play our best golf.”

At the time of writing, Matfen Hall was closed but they were hopeful the course would open tomorrow (Wednesday, November 28).

Nicola Hawes, Assistant Golf Manager at Matfen, said: “We’re closed at the moment but the tees and greens are all ok. If the rain stops, there’s a good chance we’ll be open tomorrow as the drainage will start to do its job.”

About Dean Bailey
I'm currently in my third year at Sunderland University, studying Sports Journalism. I'm interested in a wide variety of sports but golf is my passion. (I follow Newcastle United FC, Newcastle Falcons, Newcastle Eagles, Whitley Warriors and Leeds Rhinos.) I currently play at Backworth Golf Club, with a handicap of 11. Follow me on Twitter: @deanbailey92 & @northeastgolf Or get in touch through email:

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