Cornwall golf round-up January 15
ST ENODOC moved another step closer to a successful defence of their Frank Wills Salver title when they battled through appalling Arctic conditions to defeat Lostwithiel 4-1 at Newquay on Sunday.
John Pease and Kevin Brenton got the holders off to a winning start with some steady golf on their way to a 3&2 victory over Ben Graves and Colin Crittenden.
The second match was a much closer affair for John Paul and Richard Matheron, who were all square at the turn against Lostwithiel's Gavin Dowling and Paul Baron before going one down at the 12th.
But the St Enodoc pair made good progress after this reverse to run out 2&1 winners.
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The two Richards, Hawken and Lawrence, recovered from losing the first two holes to defeat Mike Dowling and Kenny Cook 4&3 and give the holders an unassailable 3-0 lead.
Although Mark Gilbert and Mark Staniland put Lostwithiel on the scoreboard with a 2&1 win over Dan Witts and Sam Jarvis, St Enodoc's anchor pair of Keith Hawke and Jake Sanders completed their side's ultimately comfortable overall victory with a 3&2 win over Sid Pascoe and Andy Baigent.
St Enodoc will now play Tehidy Park, who narrowly defeated West Cornwall 3-2 in a thrilling local derby at Mullion, in the semi-finals over the weekend of February 1/2.
In the other half of the draw Newquay defeated Lanhydrock 4-1 at St Enodoc and will meet Killiow, 3-2 victors over Carlyon Bay at Trevose.
CGU secretary Chris Pountney will announce the venues for the semi-finals later this week.
Quarter-final results: St Enodoc 4, Lostwithiel 1; West Cornwall 2, Tehidy Park 3; Lanhydrock 1, Newquay 4; Killow 3, Carlyon Bay 2.
Strong, chilly winds and rain later in the day made the fourth round of the Winter Golf Series another test of endurance for the 34 players taking part at Newquay on Sunday.
Current county champion Joe Yorke, of St Mellion, carded an excellent 36 points in the worst of the weather to win the scratch event on countback from Trevose's former county champion Mike Reynard. Home player Lee Cunningham took third place with 33 points.
The same three players took the honours in the handicap event with Cunningham in first place with 36 points on countback from Yorke, with Reynard third on 34 handicap points.
Defending Order of Merit winner Josh Greenaway (Bowood Park), who finished fourth in the scratch event at Newquay with 31 Stableford points, took over at the top of the standings on 47 points from St Enodoc's Steve Chapman in second place on 44.5. Perranporth's Adam Taylor is in third place on 42.
The top four scores from the six-round series will count towards the final WGS Order of Merit. The top eight in the standings, plus two wild cards, will then play a Cornwall Professionals team on April 6.
The penultimate WGS event will be played at Trevose on Sunday, February 2.
Holders Bude and North Cornwall continue their defence of the CAW Cornwall Bowl in a quarter-final match against Tehidy Park at St Enodoc on Sunday.
The winners will face either Porthpean or Bowood Park, who meet at Trevose on Saturday. In the other half of the draw Lanhydrock take on Carlyon Bay at Looe on Saturday, while Trethorne face Mullion at Newquay on Sunday.
Quarter-final matches (to be played over the weekend of January 18/19): Saturday – Lanhydrock v Carlyon Bay, at Looe (12pm); Porthpean v Bowood Park, at Trevose (10am). Sunday – Trethorne v Mullion, at Newquay (10am); Bude & N Cornwall v Tehidy Park, at St Enodoc (10.50am).
The quarter-finals of the Perranporth Open Winter Foursomes this Sunday will see the original 12-strong contingent of professionals who entered the event reduced to just one when Killiow's Richard Sadler comes face to face with Carlyon Bay's Paul Turpin for a place in the semi-finals.
Sadler is partnered by Killiow amateur Kim Mundy, while Turpin's partner is his clubmate Dave Saget.
Reigning champions Alastair and Sam Chivers (Perranporth) will face Roger Fairburn and Mark Butland (Falmouth) for a place in the last four, where they could meet another father and son partnership from the host club, Dick and Simon Perkins, if they beat county stalwarts Ian Veale and Pete Simmons, of Tehidy Park.
The other quarter-final match sees John Pease and Kevin Brenton take on Trevor Stevens and Mike Richards, the winners facing one of the two professionals in the semi-finals.
Full draw: Main competition (play starts at 9am): D & S Perkins v I Veale & P Simmons; A & S Chivers v R Fairburn & Butland; R Sadler & K Mundy v P Turpin & D Saget; J Pease & K Brenton v T Stevens & M Richards.
Plate competition (play starts at 9.40am): J Hammett & M Rowe v M Edwards & S Kirton; J Gay & K Martin v J Hancock & N Ivamy; P Trewhela & M Salmon v K Mula & M Lock; D Dunleavy & J Mewton v N Rogers & C Kitt.
The Point at Polzeath professional Richard O'Hanlon shot a superb four under par round for 40 Stableford points to win the individual professional's prize at the latest meeting of the Cornwall County Professional Golfers' Alliance at Trevose last week.
Sharing second place four points behind were Carlyon Bay's Paul Turpin, Gary Lenaghan (Trevose) and Ross Whitlock (St Mellion).
Truro duo Darragh Dunleavy and Jack Mewton took the pairs award with the splendid score of 45 points on countback from the home pair of Paul Clahane and Dave Kneebone.
The next Alliance meeting will be held at St Enodoc on Wednesday, January 22.
Results: Pairs: 1, Darragh Dunleavy & Jack Mewton (Truro) 45 pts; 2, Paul Clahane & Dave Kneebone (Trevose) 45; 3, Martin Rickard (St Enodoc) & Steve Damerell (St Austell) 43; 4, Nick & Chris Gammon (Trevose) 42; 5, Simon Schofield & Alan Froude (Trethorne) 42; 6, Paul Martin & Will Sumner (Carlyon Bay) 42.
St Austell teenager Lucy Lund has been elected Cornwall Girls' junior captain for the coming season, with 2013 county champion Emily Toy (Carlyon Bay) as her vice-captain.