On a day dominated by the weather - wet and strong wind in the morning, dry and breezy in the afternoon St Enodoc set out to reach their first CTC Final since 2013. Whilst spectators were sparse in the morning they missed an excellent fight back in the morning foursomes by the top two pairs who both came back from 2 down to secure vital half points to go along with the full point secured by Josh Greenaway and Mike Masters. However the vital 9th man match was lost on the 18th leaving St Enodoc trailing at lunch 2.75 to 2 points and needing a good afternoon of singles to make up the deficit.
As the afternoon weather improved so did the expectations of the gathering crowd of St. Enodoc supporters as their players one by one slowly gained the upper hand. Although Rob MacGregor took the opening point for Tehidy Park when he defeated Dave Lupton the next four points would all go the way of the North Cornwall club.
Two-time past County Champion, Steve Chapman used all his experience in defeating Tehidy Park rookie Josh Chapman. Jack Irwin beat Ian Veale on the 17th after Veale three-putted on both the 14th & 17th. Josh Greenaway gained an early impetus against Peter Simmons and never let go in winning on the 16th, and when Guy Hovil defeated Richard Simmons on the 18th it left St. Enodoc requiring just half a point more from the final three games.
This was duly delivered by Mike Masters when he beat James Barnard. Small consolation for Tehidy Park came in the form of a halved match for Matt Lock against Ian Jolliff and a win for Justin Barnard over Steve Buse….. but the final score was a 7 – 5.75 victory for Steve Chapman's boys who now face our North Cornwall neighbours Trevose in the final to be played at Perranporth on 15 March.
Great support today for the team from our Members - the next date for the diary is 15th March.
Morning foursomes results
Dave Lupton & Guy Hovil halved vs R.Macgregor & J.Barnard
Steve Chapman & Ian Jolliffe halved vs P & R Simmons
Josh Greenaway & Mike Masters beat J.Barnard & J.Chapman 2 & 1
Jack Irwin & Steve Buse lost vs I.Veale & M.Lock 5 & 4
Joe Combellack lost 1 down to A.Hinds
Afternoon singles results
Dave Lupton lost vs R.Macgregor 4 & 3
Steve Cha[man beat J.Chapman 3 & 2
Jack Irwin beat I.Veale 2 & 1
Josh Greenaway beat P.Simmons 3 & 2
Guy Hovil halved vs R.Simmonds
Ian Jolliffe halved vs M.Lock
Mike Masters beat J.Barnard 5 & 4
Steve Buse lost 2 down vs J.Barnard
Match result St Enodoc 7 pts Tehidy Park 5.75 pts