CTC Semi Final Result

The treble remains on course. Tehidy 7.75 – 5 Trevose

Full report to follow

The eagerly anticipated semi-final match of the Cornwall Team Championship between Tehidy Park and Trevose finally got under way at St. Enodoc at the second time of asking, after the frost delay from the original fixture.

 

The teams took to the course in a fresh wind and it was the Tehidy team, who are chasing an unprecedented treble of the County team events, that showed their intentions when they raced to a 3 ½ – ½ lead after the morning foursomes.

 

When John Piner jnr. playing as 9th man clinched his singles match on the 20th hole it meant that Tehidy Park required just 2 ½ points from the eight on offer in the afternoon to book a place in their third consecutive CTC Final.

 

Cue the Trevose fightback. The top match pitted England v Wales as Mike Reynard took on Ben Westgate, and it was Westgate who would take the honours on the 15th green. Martin Trewhella, who was making his CTC debut was drawn to play the ever impressive Guy Norris of Trevose, and as Norris was closing out his match, Mark Pawley (Trevose) was taking Aaron Ashcroft to task to draw the overall match score level at 3 ½ points a piece.

 

Club Secretary, Ian Veale finally managed to kick start Tehidy’s quest for 2 ½ points when he beat Trevose Manager, Nick Gammon on the 16th green. A further ½ point was added when John Piner snr. finished his match in a stale mate with David Marshall.

 

Three matches were left on the course, involving the two Simmons brothers, both all square after the 15th & 17th holes, and Andrew Clotworthy, who was three down. Not for the first time in the last three seasons it was the dogged spirit of Peter Simmons that saw him fight back from 2 down to clinch his game on the 18th green and deliver the final point that was so desperately required. Although Clotworthy suffered a defeat, Richard Simmons provided a further point to make the score line look a little more comfortable that the match might suggest.

 

The final will be against a Bude team that ended St. Enodoc’s hopes of a first ever CTC win when they beat them 7 ¼ – 5 ½.

 

The date of the final has been set at 13 April and will be played at St. Enodoc.