CTC Match Report: St Enodoc v Newquay – Sunday 19th November 2023
Sunday the 19th of November saw our CTC team head to Trevose for a rematch of last year’s Quarter Final against a strong Newquay side, where St Enodoc were looking for redemption for last year’s loss. The players were met with high winds (40mph +) but luckily the rain stayed away for the entire day.
The first foursome out, Mark Justice and Lewis Bradley, would get the first point for St Enodoc with a 3&1 win over Tom Savage and Adam Herman. Our second pair, Mike Masters and Joe Combellack, found themselves against the father and son pairing of Dion and Dan Keyser, with the Newquay pairing edging the win on the 18th green. Next out saw George Tunbridge and Charlie Runnalls face the strong pairing of Joe Ibbs-George and Jon Hancock, where the St Enodoc pairing would get an all-important half point. Last out saw Louis Archer and Brandon Armitage take on county legend Ian Veale and young Tommy Miller with the St Enodoc pairing coming out victors 3&2. Due to illness, St Enodoc fielded possibly the most decorated ninth man in the competition’s history with Steve Chapman delivering what would later become a massive 3&2 victory over Heath Coombes.
The result was 3.25 – 1.5 in favour of St Enodoc after the morning session. St Enodoc required 3.5 points from the afternoon singles to win the match.
With the wind growing stronger in the afternoon, Newquay got off to a fast start with wins in Match 2 and 3 for Dan Keyser and Jon Hancock against Mark Justice and Mike Masters. St Enodoc responded with 4&3 wins from Joe Combellack, who even in the adverse weather conditions was still able to be under par for the round against Dion Keyser. Brandon Armitage defeated Tommy Miller in Match 5. Brandon delayed his plans to travel in order to play in the CTC, and validated his decision with a 100% record on the day.
This left St Enodoc needing 1.5 points from the last four games, however the odds were against us as Newquay were leading 3 of the 4 matches. In the first match out, Lewis Bradley courageously battled back to win the point for St Enodoc 1up against Jo Ibbs-George. Newquay countered St Enodoc’s strike with a blow of their own as Ian Veale defeated Louis Archer. In match 7, Adam Herman beat Charlie Runnalls 4&3. This resulted in St Enodoc needing a half point to win the match overall.
George Tunbridge was all square after 14 holes and found himself in a very similar to position to our last game against Perranporth! A routine par on the 15th and 2 great shots on the 16th meant George had a 5-footer for par to win the hole and go dormy 2 up. The celebrations started as George knocked in his putt to claim the half point which would see St Enodoc win on ninth man 6.75 to 6.
We would like to thank all the caddies and supporters who came out in cold and windy conditions to support the team. The next round will be on Sunday 4th February 2024.