Under the leadership of new Club Captain Mike Fox, his CTC team defeated the resiliant challenge of Launceston Golf Club to take a step closer to defending the title they won last season.
However it was the Launceston team that took first blood as Richard Jasper and Ben Wevill defeated Richard & Peter Simmons on the 16th hole. This proved to be the only point that Launceston would gain from the morning series of matches as wins followed for Tehidy Park in the form of pairings Rob MacGregor & Ross Lawrance (4&3), Thomas Rowe & Ian Veale (3&2) and Andrew Clotworthy & Martin Langford (5&4), before Justin Barnard claimed the three-quarters of a point by winning the ninth man singles on the 17th hole.
After nine holes of the eight afternoon singles matches things were evenly balanced, but the Tehidy team exhibited why they are the current champions of Cornwall as one by one they took control.
- Rob MacGregor won on the 17th
- Tom Rowe halved (after being 5 down !)
- Richard Simmons won 2 up
- Ross Lawrance halved
- Peter Simmons won on the 13th
- Ian Veale won on the 13th
- Martin Langford lost on the 14th
- Andrew Clotworthy won on the 16th
With a final match score of 9.75 – 3 Tehidy Park will now play Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club in the semi-final in the New Year. (Feb 15 – tbc)
It was the battle of the Fox's, as Tehidy Park, captained by Mike Fox took on a China Fleet team captained by Mark Fox, but at the end of a gripping match it was to be the Tehidy Park 'Fox' that prevailed by a score of 3.5 – 1.5 in the match played at The Point at Polzeath.
The lead pair of Martin Trewhella & Greg Taylor got the defending champions off to a perfect start when they shook hands for a victory on the 18th green, but the score-line was instantly levelled as Nathan Hancock & Chris Hoyle went down by the same score.
Martyn Churchill & Ryan Reed put Tehidy Park back into the lead with a win on the 15th green (4&3) which was matched by the pairing of Bob Cope & David O'Mahony to give Tehidy an unassailable lead of 3 – 1. With the match won the final game on the course shook hands, sharing the spoils to produce a final score of TPGC 3.5 – 1.5 China Fleet.
The win for Tehidy Park sets up a mouth watering Quarter-Final clash with St. Enodoc, who defeated The Point at Polzeath in their match. Tehidy Park and St. Enodoc have now met in the Frank Wills Salver in three successive campaigns, with St. Enodoc winning the Final in 2013, before Tehidy Park reversed that result the following year in the Semi-Final. The decider awaits the teams in the New Year on the weekend of 10/11 January.