Today was qualifying day as competitors bid for a place in the top 32 qualifiers after a 36 hole medal. Conditions proved tricky as a stiff wind played its part throughout the day.
Representation proved positive for Tehidy Park as nine players commenced the day. For the first time in the history of the event the draw would see the number 1 seed play 32, 2 play 31 and so on.
Leading scores from the TPGC contingent were :
150 Richard Simmons & Andrew Clotworthy
151 Peter Simmons
152 Justin Barnard
155 Ian Veale
156 Chris Hoyle
A cruel twist of the draw has yet again pitted the Simmons brothers against each other in Rd 1 tomorrow. Andrew Clotworthy will play past champion Jon Coleman, with Justin Barnard to play the defending champion Mike Reynard. Ian Veale will play Simon Harper, and Chris Hoyle who qualified at his first ever attempt will play the number 1 seed Richard Jasper.
Sadly the trio of James Levick, Tom Rowe and Ross Lawrance will have to wait for the 2014 championship, which will be played at Tehidy Park Golf Club.
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