The hope of an all Tehidy final disappeared today as both Richard Simmons & Ian Veale suffered defeats.
In the Quarter Final Richard fell to the local favourite Simon Harper, who displayed some inspired shots. With the match finely balanced as the pair approached the 13th hole (Par 4), Harper holed his second shot for an eagle two. Standing on the 16th tee (Par 3) with a two-hole advantage Harper then holed his tee shot to finish off the game !
Veale progressed to the Semi Final with a Quarter Final victory over Joe Cruse (St Enodoc) after a sudden death play off on the 19th hole. In the Semi Final his opponent was Josh Greenaway (Bowood). As the players approached the 10th tee there was nothing to separate them, but Veale then lost the next 3 holes to be 3 down standing on the 13th tee. Veale won the 13th hole and birdied the 16th hole to reduce the deficit to one, and had the opportunity to square the match with a 10 foot birdie putt on the 17th green, but saw it touch the side of the hole before slipping past.
Veale had one more opportunity to extend the match into extra holes on the 18th green as he stood over a 20 foot birdie attempt, but again the putt touched the edge of the hole before staying above ground.
Greenaway will face Tom Fox (Carlyon Bay) in the 36 hole final to be played tomorrow.
There will be no repeat of the 'A' Team victory for Tehidy Park as the 'B' Team slumped to a 2 – 1 defeat to the home club (St Austell)