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Tehidy Park golfers beaten in Frank Wills Salver final

By West Briton  |  Posted: March 14, 2013

Budock Vean's Mail on Sunday team who beat Cape Cornwall 5-0 to move into the third round. From left: Paul Upperton. Geoff Mills. Tony Ramsden (team captain). John Rule and Martin Rule.

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TEHIDY Park failed to win a seventh Frank Wills Salver title when they went down to a 31/2-11/2 defeat at the hands of St Enodoc in a tightly contested final played over 36 holes in brutally cold and windy conditions at Perranporth on Sunday.

St Enodoc, who were winning their second Salver, held the upper hand at lunch, leading in three of the five matches, down in one and all square in the fifth.

John Pease and Kevin Brenton were three up over the Tehidy Park pairing of Martin Trewhella and Greg Taylor, Richard Matheron and Nick Evans were all square with Dave O'Mahony and Bob Cope, Richard Lawrence and Richard Hawken were two down to Mike Eddy and Andy Kearney, Keith Hawke and Jake Sanders were seven up on Ryan Curnow and Andrew Teuton, while Sam Jarvis and Joe Combellack were four up on Justin Harrington and Nathan Hancock.

The closest match of the day saw Pease and Brenton, who were six up after 29 holes, have to withstand a storming fightback by Trewhella and Taylor, but held on to win on the last hole and gain St Enodoc's first point. Matheron and Evans struggled after lunch and lost 4&3 to O'Mahony and Cope as Tehidy levelled the scores. But Hawke and Sanders restored St Enodoc's lead with a comfortable 9&7 victory.

Jarvis & Combellack hung on to their lunchtime lead and their 4&3 win was the match-winning point for St Enodoc. The final match out on the course between St Enodoc's two Richards, Lawrence and Hawken, was halved with Eddy and Kearney.

CGU past president Gerry Fitter MBE presented the prizes together with Perranporth captain Mike Norfolk.

Mullion lost a 2-0 lead as Bude and North Cornwall came back to lift the CAW Cornish Bowl for the first time in their history at Perranporth on Sunday.

The 18-hole final was evenly contested through most of the match in the testing conditions. Mullion, the first ever winners of the trophy back in 1989, gained the early ascendancy with wins for Pete Gilbert and Wilf Hutchinson and Jim Alexander and Kelvin Retallack over Paul Nicholas and Dave Allcock and Neill Paul and Doug Holt respectively, both winning by 3&2 margins.

But Bude fought back with Shaun Gifford and David Wilcox beating Martin Parsons and Steve Riley 4&3 before Graham Stokes and Kevin Martin tied the scores at 2-2 with a 3&2 win over Gary Marlow & Peter Mackley.

The final Bude pairing of Phil Haggarty and Peter Cracknell quickly went three down in their match against Steve Lieske and Ian Stanley, but staged a vital comeback to run out 4&2 winners and claim the first ever Bowl title for their team.

CGU past president Gerry Fitter MBE presented the prizes together with Perranporth captain Mike Norfolk.

Touring professional Rhys Enoch let slip a one stroke lead after 36 holes of the Alps Tour's Red Sea Little Venice Open at Sokhna in Egypt last week.

The 24-year-old, from Truro, had fired a brilliant five under par bogey-free opening round of 67 and followed up with a fine 70 to lead the field.

But after an opening birdie in the final round, disaster struck as he dropped five shots at the third and fourth holes.

Although he rallied to cover the final 14 holes in one under par, his chance of victory had gone and he had to settle for a share of eighth place.

British Ladies' Strokeplay champion Sarah-Jane Boyd, from Truro, has been selected as non-travelling reserve for the England women's team that will be competing in the European Nations Championship at Sotogrande in Spain this week.

The 21-year-old has recently returned from warm weather training with the England squad in Cadiz, where she teamed up with European No 1 ranked Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) to win her foursomes in a friendly match against England U18 Boys by a healthy 6&4 margin and followed up by halving her singles.

Last weekend she continued her training with the England squad at Sandburn Hall, near York. But sadly for local fans her national commitments will prevent her from defending her county title at Tehidy Park on April 17-21.

Her next major competitive event is the Leveret Trophy over 36 holes of strokeplay at Formby in Lancashire on April 4.

Matt Walker's victory over past Cornwall Seniors captain Mike Marshall at the second extra hole of the ninth man match proved to be the deciding factor as West Cornwall squeezed past St Mellion into the final of the Cornwall Team Championship (CTC) at St Enodoc on Sunday.

West Cornwall will now face St Enodoc in the final at Newquay on Sunday, March 24 (8am start).

Bowood Park secured their passage into the inaugural Presidents Trophy final after defeating Launceston 51/2-31/2 at a windy and cold Bude and North Cornwall on Sunday.

They will take on Falmouth in the final at Newquay on Sunday, March 24 with a 9am start. Both teams will be keen to get their names on the new trophy, which has been donated by current CGU president Malcolm Jones and immediate past president Gerry Fitter.

Cornwall's Matt Richards produced another fine performance to finish in third place in the inaugural Exeter Invitational Links Trophy after three days of competitive action against a quality field containing several internationals at Trevose last week.

Going into the third and final round Richards was just four shots behind eventual winner Cormac Sharvi n (University of Stirling) after posting rounds of 71 and 75.

He narrowed the gap on Sharvin with a final round of 72, but his 54-hole total of 220 left him just two shots adrift of Sharvin.

The ISGA (Independent Schools Golf Association) team won the team event with a total of 443, with Stirling '2' second on 445 and Cornwall a respectable third on 447.

University of Exeter and Perranporth golfer Chris Johnston featured for the strong Cornish team and finished sixth individually on 227 in his first major tournament since September.

The Cornwall team to take on the Royal Navy in the annual friendly fixture at West Cornwall on Sunday has been announced.

The match will comprise five morning foursomes and 10 afternoon singles.

Cornwall team: Aaron Stephens, Jon Hancock, Josh Hancock (all Newquay), Tom Rowe, Justin Barnard (both Tehidy Park), Harry Hall (West Cornwall), Conor Wilson, Chris Llewelyn (both Perranporth), Rob Davies (St Enodoc), A N Other.

Cornwall's Amateurs will be hoping to record their first victory over the county professionals when they do battle in the annual fixture at Trevose on Sunday.

Carlyon Bay's Dave Neville, playing with Trevose professional Grant Slater, took the amateur prize with 42 Stableford points at the latest meeting of the Tulip Cornwall County Professional Golfers' Alliance at Newquay last week.

Top individual pro was China Fleet's Dominic Rehaag with a two over par round for 34 points.

The next Alliance meeting will be at Mullion next Thursday.

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