Ewan Warren and Terry Dodd in Depot & Petherick Cup Wins
Monday 17th September 2018
CGU Depot & Petherick Cups Sunday 16th September 2018 The Point at Polzeath GC
St Austell and Cornwall junior team member Ewan Warren added to his rising pedigree yesterday as he claimed the CGU Depot Cup at The Point at Polzeath GC. In the competition for club scratch champions from across the county 16 year old Warren, who was a member of the Cornwall team which recently played in the England Golf Boys County Finals in Durham, returned a 3 under par 69 total to comfortably win the medal strokeplay event. Warren is pictured above with CGU President Mike Ellis.
Warren opened with a birdie 4 at the first and followed this with another at the 6th. An excellent opening nine was capped with an eagle 2 at the Par 4 8th hole as Warren reached the turn in 4 under. There was just one dropped shot across his card and that came at the par 3 12th.
Warren’s 69 was the best round of the day by some margin with the next best gross score, a 73, coming from Matt Milburn (Newquay) who was playing in the handicap champion’s element to the day. Jack Mewton (Truro) was runner up in the gross as he returned a 75 with Ryan Curtis (Bude & N Cornwall) third on 76, alongside former County Champion Conor Wilson (Perranporth) also on 76.
Terry Dodd with Mike Ellis
Milburn was arguably the unluckiest man on the day as he was pipped into second spot in the Petherick Cup by Cape Cornwall’s Terry Dodd by the slenderest of countback margins. Dodd came out on top by .5 of a shot after recording a nett 68 (78-10). In this competition for club handicap champions Dodd dropped just 3 shots on his front and back 9s, assisted by birdies at the 3rd and 11th.Third spot in the nett was claimed by Phil Hodges (Truro).
The Point at Polzeath’s Jeremy Davies welcomed those present to the club and said how pleased they were to be able to host this and other CGU competitions. CGU President Mike Ellis thanked the Point and congratulated the club on the hard work and investment over the recent years, which has seen the club recently stage a PGA SW Region Pro-Am as well as hosting the PGA’s upcoming final Order of Merit event. Added to this the club has joined St Enodoc and Trevose as hosts to the Cornish Festival with effect from 2019. Davies and Ellis then presented the prizes.
Warren thanked both The Point at Polzeath and the CGU for staging the competition and paid tribute to the course saying that the greens were in excellent condition.