Frank Wills Salver – Semi Final

Tehidy Park Golf Club overcame the stubborn challenge of a determined Looe side to reach the Final of the Frank Wills Salver, which will be played at Perranporth GC on Sunday, 10 March.

In a match marred by the weather it was to be a battle of attrition as the wind and rain never really gave the golfers an opportunity to produce their best golf around a difficult St. Enodoc Golf Course.

That said, Martin Trewhella & Greg Taylor defied the conditions to play the last 11 holes in level par, on their way to posting a two-hole win, which included a stunning birdie two on the short 15th hole.

Match two involved the experienced and dogged pairing of David O'Mahony & Bob Cope. This match had more ups and downs than a trampoline, as first O'Mahony & Cope slipped to a two-hole deficit after 5 holes. By the 10th tee thay had forged a two-hole lead, only to be pegged back again, eventually falling one hole behind as they stood on the 16th tee. However, the Tehidy pair were not to be outdone as they recorded a 'trio' of pars, with O'Mahony holing from five feet on the last to win by a score of one up.

An uncharacteristic loss for the pairing of Mike Eddy & Andy Kearney, who had started brightly enough to be two-up after five holes kept the Looe contingent interested in the game, with the match eventually going the way of Looe on the 16th hole.

However, any nerves the Captain, Graham Sandercock and Tehidy supporters may have had were to be quickly allayed, as first the pairing of Nathan Hancock & Justin Harrington, who were never in any trouble won their match in some style on the 15th green, which was to be followed by an even more handsome win by the pairing of Ryan Curnow & Andrew Teuton, who shook the hands of their opponents on the 14th green, after firing off four holes in a row from the 11th tee.

Tehidy await the winners of St. Enodoc and Trethorne, who play later today at Perranporth.