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Cornwall golf round-up, September 11

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: September 11, 2013

YOUNG GUN: Carlyon' Bay's Tom Valentine, winner of the U18 Penhale Cup at Sunday's Cornwall juniors meeting at Mullion, is pictured with Phil Linaker (left, county junior president) and David Howe (Mullion captain).

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CORNWALL'S men made it four wins out of five in this season's Channel League when they beat Gloucestershire 8.5-6.5 at Newquay on Sunday, to keep alive their title hopes.

After the five morning foursomes, Cornwall led 3-2 following wins by Joe Yorke and Richard Jasper (one up), Connor Wilson & Sandy Kirton (3&2) and Richard Ackland and Harry Hall (6&5).

Then in the ten afternoon singles Cornwall came out on top 5.5-4.5.

The Cornwall winners were: Richard Jasper (one up), Joe Cruse (4 &3), Richard Ackland (one up), and Sandy Kirton (5&4), while there were halves for Joe Yorke, Connor Wilson and Matt Lock.

The key to Cornwall's win was their ability to finish off matches on the 18th hole where they won four times.

Cornwall now have one game left away to fellow title contenders Glamorgan at Radyr next month.

Cornwall seniors suffered a heavy 12.5-2.5 Channel League defeat against Gloucestershire at Bristol & Clifton.

Their points came from morning foursomes wins by Colin Ross and Dave O'Mahony and Mike Eddy and Mike Marshall, but in the ten afternoon singles only a halve for O'Mahony avoided a "whitewash" as they lost 9.5-0.5.

A reduced field of 40 juniors took part in the 36 hole Cornwall Junior Autumn Meeting at Mullion on Sunday.

The Penhale Cup for the best U18 gross score went to in-form county junior Tom Valentine from Carlyon Bay, who carded a three over par 36-hole total 143.

The Jubilee Tankard for the best U16 gross score of 146 went to Truro's Ryan House, who has put in some excellent scores and match results for Cornwall all season.

Mullion's own Conor Davidson took full advantage of playing on his home course to lift the Chris Brian Trophy for the best U14 gross score of 151.

Conor also won the John Dingle Trophy for the best overall gross score from a Mullion player. T

The am round gross score counts towards the Junior Order of Merit, which now puts Nial Hutton of St Mellion in the front closely followed by Tom Valentine. Final scoring round for the order of merit will be the St Enodoc Junior Open to be held on October 6.

Junior Autumn meeting results: Penhale Cup – Best U18 Gross score – Tom Valentine – Carlyon Bay – 143. Jubilee Tankard – Best U16 Gross score – Ryan House – Truro – 146. Chris Brian Trophy – Best U14 Gross score – Conor Davidson – Mullion – 151. John Dingle Trophy – Best Overall Mullion Gross – Conor Davidson – 151. Reg Curtiss Salver – Best Overall Nett Score – Jake Finn – Truro – 140. Scratch Runner Up – Conor Jenkins – Bude – 148; Scratch Third – Nial Hutton – St Mellion – 148. Handicap Prize ( 0-9 ) – 1st – John Rowe – Bowood – 140. Handicap Prize ( 0-9 ) – 2nd – Jamie Greet – Mullion – 141. Handicap Prize ( 10-18 ) 1st – Liam Hunter – Mullion – 140. Handicap Prize ( 10-18 ) 2nd – Simon Wilson – Mullion – 142. Handicap Prize ( 19 – 28 ) 1st – Freddie Norris – Killiow – 157. Handicap Prize ( 19 – 28 ) 2nd – Tom Stephens – Truro – 165. U14 Morning Nett 1st – Finn Rule – West Cornwall – 73. U14 Morning Nett 2nd – Tom Lentern – Falmouth – 74. U14 Morning Nett 3rd – Jack Andrew – Truro - 76

The St Enodoc team of Joe Cruse, Steve Chapman and Rob Davies will represent the county at Dudsbury Golf Club in Bournemouth n the England Men's Champion Club Competition .

The competition will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22. It is a 36 hole strokeplay competition with teams of three competing to become Champions of England and go on to play in the European championships later in October. St Enodoc qualified after winning the Cornwall Team Championship earlier this year.

Harry Hall (juniors), Michael Wigley (Seniors) and Joe Yorke (men's) will represent Cornwall in the England Champion of Champions event at Woodhall Spa this weekend after winning their respective county titles.

On a fine, warm day a small field of 19 players from five clubs took part in the Cornwall County Ladies' Golf Association's Division II Autumn Meeting, a Stableford competition, for players with handicaps from 21-36.

The course proved a challenge for most players, but Killiow's Indu Kumaravel despite three "blobs" scored a remarkable 36 points to win the Handicap Cup.

The Aggregate Cup for the best scores from the Spring and Autumn meetings was won by Killiow's Mechelle Guy, who also had the only gross two of the day, winning 24 balls.

The final of the ladies' Gammon Trophy scratch knock out takes place at Trevose on Sunday, when Perranporth take on St Enodoc.

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