Enoch returns from illness to win on his pro debut
IN HIS first start as a professional, Truro Golf Club's Rhys Enoch won the Jamega Pro Tour event at Bowood Golf and Country Club in Wiltshire on Tuesday.
The former Wales international shot rounds of 69 and 70 for a five under par total of 139, two clear of runner-up Luke Joy winning himself £2,500 in the process.
And his performance was even more remarkable after suffering a debilitating bout of glandular fever which has kept him out of action for many weeks.
Enoch went into the second day in second place three behind leader David Salisbury (66) and must have thought his hopes had gone on the opening hole of his second round when he had a triple bogey seven.
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But he recovered superbly with five birdies in his next eight holes to turn in a two under par 34 for the opening nine.
And with first day leader and playing partner Salisbury shooting a four over par 76, a level par 36 on the back was enough to give Enoch a superb victory on his debut in the pro ranks.
Enoch's fellow Truro Golf Club member Sarah-Jane Boyd continued her fine form with runners-up spot in the Royal Birkdale Ladies' Scratch Trophy last week.
The four time Cornwall champion went into the 36-hole event on a high after her superb win in the Great Britain Ladies' Strokeplay Champion ship in Northern Ireland and shot rounds of 74 and 72 for a four under par total of 146, two behind winner Hollie Vizard (74-70) of Blackburn's Pleasington Golf Club.
On a superb summer's day 38 players from nine clubs took part in the Cornwall Ladies' Golf Association's Division II Autumn Meeting, for players with handicaps from 21-36, at Tehidy Park.
Home member Rosemary Chadwick, who came in at the last moment, claimed the Handicap Cup by three with 36 points from Jane Rowse and Mandy Wright (Perranporth). Rowse went on to win the Aggregate Cup for the best Stableford scores in the Spring and Autumn Meetings with 62 points.
Some 44 members and their guests took to the course last week for the Men's Invitation Day at Tehidy Park Golf Club.
The honours for 2012 were claimed by the big-hitting Nathan Hancock, and his guest from Clowance, Darren Goldsworthy, who amassed a huge 45 points in the Stableford betterball.
Chasing the leading score was the pairing of club secretary Ian Veale, with his partner and long-time friend, Andrew Beazley of Truro Golf Club, with 44 points.
The friendship of Veale and Beazley was cemented in 1991, when Beazley was on the bag caddying for Veale when he claimed the first of his record six County Championships at West Cornwall Golf Club.
A further three points back in third place were Mike Thomas and John Bailey of Mullion Golf Club, who edged one point clear of a collection of pairs on 40 points.
In contrast to last year's drizzly day, was glorious sunshine with no wind, absolutely perfect golfing weather for the CLGA Junior Dallas Scramble at St Enodoc.
A total of 30 children, with seven boys and 23 girls representing a total of 10 golf clubs, provided a good turnout. Each team had a lady from St Enodoc as their team leader and their handicaps varied from 6 to 54 with ages ranging between 9 and 18.
Results: 1 Alan Keohane, Laura Andrew (Truro), Katie Jenkin (West Cornwall; 2 Victoria Pawley (Trevose), Lucy Williams (St Austell), Emily Jenkin (West Cornwall) and team captain Bobbie Rounsevell; 3 Edna Alford (team capt), Olivia Trewhela (Truro), Abi Maude (Carlyon Bay) and Zac Burt. 4 Gemma Marsland (Newquay), Emily-Rose Arrowsmith (St Enodoc), their team captain Barbara Wilmott, Hannah Body (West Cornwall) and Casey Olds (Truro). Longest drive winner: boys Fergal Donnellon, longest drive winner girls under 25 handicap Charlotte Brook, Boys nearest the pin – Zac Burt. Girls' Longest drive over 24 handicap – Hannah Body. Girls' nearest the pin – Laura Andrew
The CGU Autumn Junior Meeting took place at Mullion on Sunday and saw 46 youngsters tackle the coastal links course in what was for most a 36 hole event.
The day started benignly but the wind steadily increased the challenge facing the field.
The major winner of the day was Bude's Adam Curtis who scored 74 and 75 (149) to win the Penhale Cup for the best U18 gross score of the day.
This win for Adam keeps up the pressure on the 2012 Junior Order of Merit leader Niall Hutton (St Mellion), with Adam now just a single point behind with one counting event to come. Hutton (77 and 76 = 153) picked up the prize for 2nd best scratch score of the day.
Third prize in this category went to County Junior Captain Justin Barnard (Tehidy Park) with 75 and 78 =153, a performance that also keeps him nicely in the hunt for the Order of Merit title.
Carlyon Bay's in form Tom Valentine won the Jubilee Tankard for the best U16 gross of the day with his two rounds of 75 and 77.
The Reg Curtis Salver for the best overall nett score of the day went to Cameron Warne also of Carlyon Bay with a morning 75 (90-15) followed with a 9 shot improvement in the afternoon for a 66 (81-15).
The Brian U14 Trophy for the best U14 gross 1st round score was won by Truro's Jared Mortimore with a gross 81. Second place went to Mike McKelvey (St Enodoc) with an 83 followed in third place by Jack Andrew (Truro) with 94.
The John Dingle Trophy awarded to the best gross score recorded by a Mullion junior went to Sam McWilliam who shot rounds of 77 and 79.
Truro's Matt Williams was the winner of the 0-9 Handicap category with nett scores of 71 and 70 (77-6 and 76-6) with second place going to his club mate Ryan House with 72 and 71 (78-6 and 77-6). In third place was China Fleet's Jack Screech with 73 and 72 (78-5 and and 77-5).
In the 10 -18 Handicap category, the winner was Mullion's Callum Alexander with nett scores of 68 and 74 (78-10 and 84-10). Second place went the way of Jake Sanders (St Enodoc) with scores of 75 and 71 (86-11 and 82-11) whilst third was Killiow's Ben Keane with 68 and 80 (79-11 and 91-11).
In the 19-28 handicap bracket Joe Reynard of Truro took the prize with 74 and 71 (102-28 and 99-28).
At the conclusion of the competition the prizes were presented by CGU Junior President Phil Linaker who congratulated all those taking part.
He expressed gratitude to Mullion GC for hosting the event.