The team with their runners up tankards: LtoR: Lewis Bradley, David Lupton, Jack Irwin, Joe Cruse, Mike Masters & Steve Buse
On a generally overcast day when the forecast bode badly for the 36 hole Maxam Cup at Bude & North Cornwall GC, 92 players took to the course and were in the main treated to dry conditions and warm temperatures with the occasional downpour. Bearing in mind the rain which had fallen in the preceding days and throughout the night the course at Bude was presented in excellent condition thanks to the efforts of James Leitch and his team.
Coming out on top and retaining the title they won last year were the 6 man team from Perranporth who came from behind after round 1 where they trailed St Enodoc by 2 shots.
The morning round was led by the St Enodoc team who taking the two best scores from three in the foursomes strokeplay totalled 145, led by County Team members Joe Cruse and Jack Irwin who returned an excellent 2 under par 69. The other counting score for St Enodoc came from Lewis Bradley and David Lupton with a 76.
Perranporth’s two best morning scores added to 147 made up of a 73 from Adam Taylor and George Law plus a 74 from Sandy Kirton and Conor Wilson.
Cruse and Irwin added a second round one under par 70 which was good enough to see them claim the prize for overall best pairs score on a 3 under total of 139. Their team mates Steve Buse and Mike Masters returned a 79 whilst Bradley and Lupton faded to an 84.