Above: Steve Buse on his way to a par saving chip in the morning foursomes
One year ago our CTC Team had a very close match against Mullion GC when many of the games were decided on the 18th green. Little did our players know that this too turned out to be a very tight match with a number of games being decided on the short but tricky 18th hole at Perranporth GC.
Perranporth GC was in immaculate winter condition and the greens were running quickly. The weather was kind, albeit with a strong breeze which made some holes difficult. As a example the 5th at Perranporth, a par 5 normally easily reachable by scratch players in three shots, was playing like a par 6.
As is often the case in these matches the morning foursomes were pivotal with two of the games being lost to birdies on the 18th green. A good win from the 9th man Joe Combellack provided a 0.75 point bonus. Thus Steve Chapman's boys were 1.75 - 3 down at lunch and with a tough afternoon ahead of them needing to five of the eight points on offer. It so nearly came to be with 3.5 points won from the top four players. The Mullion boys fought back and the afternoon matches ended up all square.
Josh Greenaway on the par 3 6th hole and his way to a 3 & 1 singles win
The detailed results were
Josh Greenaway & Steve Buse lost 1 down to Al Woodward & Chris Harris
Steve Chapman & Ian Jolliffe lost 3 & 2 to Josh Chaplin & Jamie Greet
Jack Irwin & Lewis Bradley won 3 & 2 against George Popplewell & Alex McHugh
Guy Hovil & David Lupton lost 1 down to Nick Martin & Lindsay Dale
Joe Combellack won 5 & 4 against Tom Neal
Josh Greenaway beat Al Woodward 3 & 1
Steve Chapman beat Chris Harris 2 up
Jack Irwin halved with Josh Chaplin
Ian Jolliffe beat Jamie Greet 5 & 4
Lewis Bradley lost to Alex McHugh 5 & 4
Steve Buse lost to George Popplewell 3 & 2
Guy Hovil lost to Lindsay Dale 3 & 2
David Lupton halved with Nick Martin