CTC Quarter-Final

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

Matt Lock plays to the 12th green during his afternoon singles victory, watched by Club Captain and caddy, Mark Hollis

Foursomes:

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

Singles

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.