The Tehidy Park Frank Wills team eased through to the Quarter-Finals at the expense of Mullion Golf Club by a score-line of 4 – 1, albeit as is often the case, the contest was much closer than the score suggests.
The match, which consists of five pairs playing foursomes was very quickly locked at one match apiece as Mullion won the third game on the 14th green, which was immediately balanced out as Tehidy Park won the fourth game on the same green.
The top foursome was a closely fought affair which eventually saw Tehidy Park come out on top with a win on the 17th hole (2 – 1). The remaining games both went the full distance with Tehidy Park edging both games on the 18th green.
Tehidy Park now await the winners of Budock Vean or Falmouth in the quarter-final, scheduled for the weekend of 18/19 January at a venue tbc.
The CTC teams of Tehidy Park and Launceston Golf Clubs convened at Perranporth Golf Club, venue for their quarter-final clash on the most benign of November days (see above).
The players of the Tehidy Park team were quick out of the blocks and built comfortable leads in the first three foursomes matches, eventually winning all of them to lead 3 – 0. Launceston did win the final foursome before Tehidy Park Club Champion, Josh Chapman secured the ninth man singles contest.
Tehidy Park would need to win three of the eight singles points on offer and that cause was helped when the opponent of Ian Veale had to retire due to injury. Veale was leading by three-holes after the seventh before the point was conceded. With Mark Hollis, the Club Captain in action as a caddy for Matt Lock, Veale wondered out to discover how the other matches were shaping up.
He would discover somewhat of a rout taking place as MacGregor led by four holes with just four holes to play against county team-mate Richard Jasper. Justin Barnard was three-up with four to play, whilst his brother James Barnard had won on the 13th green. Matt Lock was six-up with six holes to play. The Simmons brothers were four-up (Peter) and two-up (Richard) both playing the twelfth hole, and bringing up the rear was Tom Chapman leading by three-holes playing the eleventh.
With the exception of the match involving Richard Simmons, who agreed to take a half with his opponent, all of the matches were played to a finish in favor of Tehidy Park to afford an overall score-line of 11.25 – 1.5
Rob MacGregor & Justin Barnard W 6&5
Richard & Peter Simmons W 5&3
Ian Veale & Matt Lock W 6&5
Tom Chapman & James Barnard L 1 Down
9th Man: Josh Chapman W 3&2
MacGregor W 4&3
Barnard (Justin) W 4&3
Barnard (James) W 7&5
Lock W 7&5
Simmons (P) W 6&4
Simmons (R) Halved
Veale W (w/o)
Chapman (T) W 3&2
Tehidy Park will now play St. Enodoc in the semi-final on 23 February 2020 at a venue yet to be decided.