Tehidy Park, led by Captain Simon Gregor overcame the disappointment of losing in last years final by defeating the same opponents (St Enodoc) in todays semi-final.
The teams were welcomed at Trevose Golf Club by strong winds and intermittent showers, on a day that proved to be a survival of the fittest !
Martin Trewhella & Greg Taylor got proceedings underway for Tehidy against the tried and tested pairing of Kevin Brenton & John Pease. Brenton & Pease, who are currently performing well in the Perranporth Open Winter Foursomes arrived at the 16th tee with a 3-hole lead, but Trewhella & Taylor made them wait for the win by winning the next two holes before first blood went to St. Enodoc with a 1-hole win.
David O'Mahony & Bob Cope made sure of the second point with a comprehensive win against the Richard Matheron & John Paul to draw the match level. O'Mahony & Cope mastered the conditions to race into a 5-hole lead, before eventually winning on the 16th hole (1 – 1)
Mike Eddy & Justin Harrington contested a see-saw battle with the two Richards, Hawken & Lawrence, and when the St. Enodoc pair misjudged a shot into the water on the 17th hole it presented the Tehidy pairing with a 1-hole lead, which they were able to hang onto to edge the game with a winning advantage of one hole to edge Tehidy Park into the lead. (2 – 1)
The news filtered across the course as the fourth match was all square playing the 15th hole, with the final match, which had played through the game ahead playing the 16th hole with Tehidy Park holding a 2-hole advantage.
Cue the two Ryans, Reed (Sto) & Curnow who made a solid par 3 on the long 16th hole to their opponents (Keith Hawke & Jake Sanders) bogey to seal a 16th hole win to enable Tehidy to take an unassailable lead in the match (3 – 2).
The final match on the course involving Martyn Churchill & Tom Chapman (Tehidy) against Sam Jarvis & Dan Pitts shook hands for an honourable half to leave the overall score 3.5 – 1.5 in Tehidy's favour, who now await the winners of Newquay and Killiow, who will do battle tomorrow (2 Feb) at West Cornwall.
Well done to both teams on what was an extremely difficult day, in addition to the caddies and the odd supporter; it wasn't a day for the faint hearted !
Update…….Tehidy Park will play Newquay Golf Club after Newquay defeated Killiow 3-2. The date and venue of the Final are yet to be confirmed.