Played in very difficult windy conditions, today Sunday 23rd October at Carlyon Bay GC, St Enodoc got their 2011/12 CTC campaign off to a convincing start by winning every single match both morning and afternoon. This gave a final winning points score of 12 and 3/4 to 0. Good golf was difficult and putting was especially a challenge. Those holes along the exposed Carlyon Bay cliffs posing the biggest test of Steve Chapman\'s team.
With such a winning margin it is difficult to point to any specific outstanding individual performances because so many were clearly good. However mention must be made of Charlie Runnalls 1 hole win in the ninth man match. Charlie was a late replacement for the injured Andy Bunt and soon found himself 5 down after 8 holes; slowly he clawed his way back and went 1 up on the 17th. A scrambled bogey on the par 3 last, including a penalty shot, was good enough to clinch the match when his opponent - Alan Creber - managed to three putt from eight feet.
Shot of the day was probably Simon Welch\'s 20 yd pitch into the hole on the 17th during the morning foursomes; this ensured a half and the match. Possibly like fishermans tales this will become an 80 yd shot from an impossible lie in time.
Rob Davies plays to the 7th green on his way to a 6 & 5 victory
over Richard Jasper
Scores - Morning Foursomes
Antony Nash & Joe Cruse beat Ben Wevill & Richard Keith 5 & 4
Steve Chapman & Kristian Godfrey beat Phil Bott & Kieren Hancock 5 & 4
Simon Welch & Rob Davies beat Gavin Wallis & Richard Jasper 2 & 1
John Derry & Jack Irwin beat Peter Dennis & Phil Martin Uglow 3 & 2
Ninth Man match: Charlie Runnalls beat Alan Creber 1 up
Cruse beat Bott 3 & 1
Nash beat Hancock 6 & 5
Chapman beat Keith 6 & 5
Godfrey beat Wevill 2 & 1
Davies beat Jasper 6 & 5
Welch beat Martin Uglow 3 & 1
Derry beat Wallis 2 up
Irwin beat Dennis 1 up