Where there's a Wills there's a way for St Enodoc team
ST ENODOC eased into the semi-finals of the Frank Wills Salver with a hard-fought 4-1 victory over Truro at Newquay on Sunday.
Nick Evans and Richard Matheron came back from two down to win the top match by two holes before Kevin Brenton and John Pease followed with a 2&1 victory.
In the decisive third match Richard Hawken and Richard Lawrence raced into a three up lead after four holes, only to be swiftly pegged back to one up. They then birdied holes 10 and 11 to steady the ship before closing out a 3&2 win that gave St Enodoc an unassailable 3-0 lead.
With the match over, the remaining two matches were deemed to be halved. Despite the scoreline the match was for a long time nip and tuck and could have gone either way. In the last four St Enodoc will face Trethorne, who defeated Falmouth 31/2-11/2 at Trevose on Saturday.
On Sunday Tehidy Park staged a fighting comeback from two matches down to defeat St Austell 3-2 at Perranporth and will now face Looe, who were the day's narrowest winners, defeating a plucky Treloy side 3-2 at St Enodoc thanks to a nerve-jangling victory at the fourth extra hole of the deciding match.
The venues for the semi-final matches to be played on Sunday, February 10 will be announced shortly by CGU secretary Chris Pountney.
Quarter-final results. Falmouth 11/2, Trethorne 31/2; Truro 1, St Enodoc 4; St Austell 2, Tehidy Pk 3; Treloy 2, Looe 3.
Semi-final draw (matches to be played on Sunday, February 10 at venues to be announced): Trethorne v St Enodoc; Tehidy Park v Looe.
Defending champions Trethorne will be hoping to take another step towards retaining their CAW Cornwall Bowl title when they face Newquay in a quarter-final match at Bowood Park on Saturday.
In action in the other three quarter-finals the following day will be Mullion, who take on Whitsand Bay at Carlyon Bay, Bude and North Cornwall, who face St Austell at Trevose, and Porthpean, who play Lanhydrock at Perranporth.
Quarter-final fixtures: Saturday, January 19 – Trethorne v Newquay, at Bowood Park (10.30am start). Sunday, January 20 – Bude & N Cornwall v St Austell, at Trevose (10.42am); Whitsand Bay v Mullion, at Carlyon Bay (8.58am); Porthpean v Lanhydrock, at Perranporth (11.30am).
Cornwall county vice-captain Richard Simmons (Tehidy Park) shot a level par round of 36 Stableford points to win the fourth event of the 2012/13 Cornwall Winter Golf Series in lovely sunny conditions at Trevose on Sunday.
But he needed countback to take the honours ahead of Richard Ackland (Trevose), also on 36 points, one ahead of Chris Fleming (Perranporth) in third place with 35.
In the handicap section, China Fleet junior Jack Screech was the winner with an impressive 39 handicap points, just pipping the 38 of Simmons, with Truro's Ben Treleaven third, also on 38, with Ackland fourth on 37.
Matt Richards (West Cornwall) retained the lead in the WGS Order of Merit with 48.83 points. Last year's winner Bowood Park's Josh Greenaway is in second place on 47.5 points, with Ben Westgate (Trevose) third on 38.5.
The Order of Merit consists of the top three scores from the five events. The top eight in the Order of Merit plus two wild cards will play against a team of professionals at Trevose on Sunday, March 17.
The final decisive WGS event is at St Enodoc on Sunday February 10.
Trevose pair Nick Gammon and Mike Ellis took the amateur honours at the latest meeting of the Tulip Cornwall County Professional Golfers' Alliance on their home course last week.
They carded a superb 44 Stableford points to win by two points from another Trevose player, amateur David Cowan partnered by his club professional Gary Lenaghan, who also lifted the individual pro's prize with a brilliant three under par round for 39 points.
Next Alliance meeting is at St Enodoc on Wednesday.
Results. Amateurs – 1, Nick Gammon & Mike Ellis (Trevose) 44 pts; 2, David Cowan (Trevose), playing with his club pro Gary Lenaghan, 42; 3, John Nicholls (Looe) & Malcolm Cole (St Enodoc) 42; 4, Phil Martyn-Uglow & Mark Swift (Launceston) 42; 5, Ian Morgan (Lanhydrock), playing with Carlyon Bay pro Scott Richards, 41; 6. Will Sumner (Carlyon Bay), playing with The Point at Polzeath pro Richard O'Hanlon, 40; 7, Trevor Stevens & Mike Richards (Whitsand Bay) 40; 8, Spike Drew (Truro), playing with Killiow pro Richard Sadler, 40.
Team professionals: 1, Gary Lenaghan (Trevose) 42; 2, Scott Richards (Carlyon Bay) 41; 3=, Richard Sadler (Killiow), Richard O'Hanlon (The Point at Polzeath) 40. Individual professionals – 1, Gary Lenaghan 39; 2, Scott Richards 35; 3, Richard Sadler 34.
The quarter-finals of the Perranporth Open Winter Foursomes, sponsored by the Money Group, are due to be played this Sunday.
Quarter-final line-ups: Main competition – P Huckle & M Doust v N & S Kirton; J Davidson & J Coleman v A & S Chivers; W Graham & M Richards v G Evans & P Darlington; G Rowett & J Hammett v D Pryor & A Hancock. Plate – P Trewhela & M Salmon v M & D Gregory; S Wordley & T Griffin v I Veale & P Simmons; N Ryan & R Button v J Gay & K Martin; J Pease & K Brenton v M Noble & R Pople.
Golf clubs in Cornwall are being asked to be aware of a theft that took place at Merlin GC last Friday.
A man described as being in his 60s, approximately 5ft 10ins to 6ft tall, with white hair and wearing a blue flat cap and coat, entered the club at about 10am having parked a small blue saloon car in the car park.
He was well spoken and engaged staff in conversation, suggesting he was meeting others with the intention of playing golf. He gave the appearance of being a golfer.
While unobserved by anyone he removed a charity bottle containing a significant amount of charity monies from the bar area before leaving the premises. Police are investigating.