The Glorious spell of Weather and the fine run of form continued in unison as St Enodoc's Men's Annodata Team delivered another Home win against the latest challengers West Cornwall GC , securing their place in the 4th round, amongst the remaining 64 Clubs in the Country .
This Year's Annodata Campaign has been a last minute affair from the outset with all competing Teams being given as little as 3 weeks notice to arrange Teams,Dates and Times . As such , due to unavailability St Enodoc fielded two new faces to the team , namely David Lupton and Paul Clemens . West Cornwall arrived with a very strong Team , their handicaps varying between +4 and 11 .
The Rules of the competition allow for some cat and mouse tactics. The Team Captains write down their own teams batting order before disclosing the team sheets with each other, so the order cannot be swapped once disclosed and competitors do not have to be played in handicap order. This inevitably always leads to some amusing game combinations!
Match 1 St Enodoc's Lee Bateman versus West Cornwalls Matt Richards . Matt is a long standing member of the Cornish Men's Golf Team , Ex County Champion and a ferocious Competitor playing off +4 hcp . Lee , playing off 16 hcp received 20 shots from his opponent . With Matt missing a 4ft Eagle putt on the 1st Green, but leaving it dead for a Birdie, Lee knew he was in for a tough match from the start, but he soon calmed his nerves winning hole 2 to bring it back all square. This was the story of the match, and at no point was there any more than a hole lead between them. Lee took the upper hand on 13 and eventually came out on top with a 2&1 victory with a par on 17.
Match 2 Paul Clemens found himself giving 2 shots to West Cornwall's Mark Eccles . Both played good Golf , On this occasion Home advantage was not to be beneficial , with West Cornwall winning on the 17th Green .
Match 3 Dennis Brown , 37 years his opponents Senior , taking on one of Cornwall's promising young juniors , 16 year old Jonty Jenkin . Receiving 3 shots from the youngster , Dennis played great Golf and using all of his experience , out maneuvered Jonty to a 3&1 victory.
Match 4 Andy Beare was drawn against Andy Postans . Beare played some great links Golf against a very determined West Cornwall golfer . The Game was concluded on the 18th Green with a well earned half .
Match 5 St Enodoc's David Lupton was up against West Cornwall stalwart Rod Jenkin .Giving 2 shots Lupton played his usual steady and consistent Par Golf . Standing on the 18th Tee ,Lupton was 1up , a solid Par up the last could not be beaten by Jenkin , securing victory for the home team .
Match Result 3.5 / 1.5 to St Enodoc
Following the Match , both Teams enjoyed the Summer evening with Sandwiches and a Drink on the Balcony . West Cornwall's Captain wished St Enodoc well for the next round and Team Captains thanked both sides for their sportsmanship . St Enodoc's Team would also like to thank the supporters who attended on the Day .
The 4th Round Draw will take place in about ten days time.