Action hots up at the County Championships

Published: 24th May 2013

A busy and windy day at Launceston saw 49 players play in the Western Morning News Challenge Cup which was won by Patrick Coombe of Carlyon Bay with a net 73. The best of the four St Enodoc players was Shaun Hawken 17th with a net 80 followed by Mark Stevenson (entered under the Truro banner) 23rd on 81 who was also lucky in the 2s.

The big event was the first 2 rounds of the knock-out for the Cornwall County Amateur Championship and with 3 of the 32 qualifiers from St Enodoc hopes were high. Steve Chapman, a former champion, had a real struggle on his hands and finally lost at the 20th to Ryan Bowers from Bowood. The other experienced County player Joe Cruse beat 2 Trevose members David Cowan in the morning 3 & 2 and the current Champion Mike Reynard in the afternoon comfortably 4 & 3. The third and least experienced St Enodoc player to make the cut was Rob Davies who played Adam Curtis of Bude in the morning and won on the 19th. In the afternoon he played Simon Harper of St Austell and in an equally close match finally won 2 up.

Friday sees Joe play Chris Fleming of Perranporth and Rob is up against Matt Lock of Newquay in the last 8 with the semi-finals in the afternoon. There is also the B Team championship as well as the 80 odd field for the Seniors and Founders Cups which has a good representation from St Enodoc.