Tehidy Park and Trevose reach final of Cornwall Team Championship
Trevose and Tehidy Park will contest the Cornwall Team Championship final after winning Sunday’s semi-finals.
The final will take place at Perranporth GC on Sunday March 16.
The 2012 winners Trevose have won the title on 12 occasions, while Tehidy Park, who last won the competition in 2008, have ten successes.
In the semi-finals Tehidy Park met West Cornwall at Newquay, while Trevose took on underdogs Truro, who had knocked out holders St Enodoc in the quarter-finals at Perranporth and conditions were excellent after all the recent bad weather,
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Tehidy had the better of the morning foursomes, taking lunch with a 3-1 advantage, before Chris Hoyle, who was called into the team at the 11th hour, added a vital three quarters of a point by winning the ninth-man singles against West Cornwall's Jon Clatworthy with a one-hole victory.
This left Tehidy needing three of the eight afternoon singles to secure a final berth for the first time since 2009.
Robert MacGregor led the way with a 16th hole win over Dean Tulley in the top singles match
However, West Cornwall reeled off the next four matches to edge 5-4 in front.
The highlight of the four West Cornwall wins came from Harry Hall, who in making birdies at both the 17th and 18th holes, demonstrated the form that has put him on the radar for the England amateur scene, and also secured a one-hole win over a very unlucky Ross Lawrance.
But Ian Veale, playing in his 30th year of CTC competition, and the ever dependable Peter Simmons stopped the rot.
Veale triumphed in a closely fought battle with Alex Glasson on the 17th hole, a scoreline that was emulated by Simmons over Matt Walker, and more significantly the third all important match winning point.
When Thomas Rowe rounded off a successful day by defeating Peter Darlington, who won the County Championship at Newquay in 1997, the afternoon singles were shared four apiece, leaving Tehidy 7.75-5 winners.
The Trevose v Truro semi saw the morning foursomes shared at 2-2, though Trevose won the ninth man singles.
Trevose then went on to win five of the afternoon singles and halving one to wrap up a 71/2 -41/2 victory
In the President’s Cup semi final there were wins for holders Bowood Park against China Fleet and Merlin over Falmouth.