St. Enodoc Golf Club - Frank Wills Salver Team win at St Mellion

Frank Wills Salver Team win at St Mellion

On Sunday 28th November, St Enodoc's Frank Wills Team played the 2nd round of this year’s competition at St Mellion Golf Club, against an experienced St Mellion side.

Unlike the first round, on this occasion the St Enodoc team did not have home advantage and found themselves conceding between 3 and 4 shots per match to the opposition, around what can only be described as the beautiful but very challenging Nicklaus Course.

The Course was in terrific condition and a real credit to the Staff at the venue, especially considering the very wet weather leading into the weekend. The match was played in very light winds with only the occasional shower early on, quickly clearing out to be a lovely winters day.

In the 1st game, James Hutchings and Philip Hine played solid Golf throughout and despite giving 3 shots won their match 1 up on the 18th, beating Martin Freemantle and Mark Slater.

Steve Bonham and Nigel Connolly also giving 3 shots, struggled to find their rhythm in the 2nd game, but battled on to a respectable 4 & 3 loss, against Simon Palmer and Clyde Ugalde. Thank you to Nigel who stepped in at the very last minute to cover for an injured Stuart Fleet.

Game 3 involved Daniel Witts and Andrew Grills. The pair came out of the blocks quickly and never looked like relinquishing an early 3-hole lead. Whilst giving 4 shots, the St Enodoc pair won 4&3, beating Jordan Spencer and Mitch Allen.

The teams feared Frank Wills pairing of Bob Cruse and Adrian Halling also conceding 4 shots, headed out in the 4th game. Being in firm control for most of the round, the St Enodoc pair suffered an uncharacteristic wobble over a period of 2 holes, allowing the St Mellion pair of Simon Parsons and Peter Mehigan a glimmer of hope. Cruse and Halling then won the 18th Hole, thus securing a well-deserved half.

The final pairing of brothers Charlie and Danny Runnalls played fantastic golf and whilst giving yet another 3 shots beat Paul Worth and Alan Donaghy 3 & 2.

Final Result, St Enodoc 3.5 St Mellion 1.5

Both teams then sat down together and enjoyed a superb Hot Roast meal, followed by an exchange of speeches, where the Club Captains thanked all Players and supporters for the sportsmanlike manner in which the games were played and congratulated St Mellion Resort for hosting and facilitating such a great afternoon.

The third round will be played in mid-January.