Lord Lieutenant's Win For St Mellion's Sleat and Parsons
Monday 5th August 2019
CGU Lord Lieutenant's Trophy Sunday 4th August 2019 Carlyon Bay GC
St Mellion claimed a third win in yesterday's Lord Lieutenant's Trophy as their pairing of David Sleat and Simon Parsons amassed a 43 point betterball tally to win on countback from Ben Browning and Matt Morrison (Falmouth).
Sleat (H'cap 1) and Parsons (8) put together 5 gross birdies and 4 nett birdies as they registered 22 and 21 points on the front and back nines respectively, even affording them the luxury of two single point holes including the last - Carlyon Bay's par 3 18th. They need not have feared this might have cost them as Browning (5) and Morrison's (7) back 9 was just 19 points after an exceptional 24 point front nine.
Third spot in this charity event supporting St John Ambulance (Cornwall) went to Perranporth's Tim Dunn paired with Mark Johnson (Sherwood Forest) as they finished on 42. Dunn and Johnson managed to push Looe's Steve Drake and John Plummer into 4th spot on countback.
At the prizegiving CGU Secretary Chris Pountney introduced Major Charles Edward-Collins, President St John Ambulance (Cornwall) and Deputy Lord Lieutenant Cornwall. Before presenting the prizes Major Edward-Collins thanked those who had participated for the valuable support the competition gave to St John Ambulance locally - not only this year but over a number of previous years. He also thanked the St John Ambulance staff who had been present throughout the day - none of whom had fortunately been called into action at any point.
Chris Pountney presented apologies on behalf of CGU President Mike Ellis who was engaged at the Channel League match taking place at the same time in Newquay. He thanked the 112 players who had taken part for their support of the competition which year on year appears to be becoming increasingly popular. He thanked CGU Competition Chairman Martin Edwards for the 4 hour starting duties and Executive Committee member Simon Harper for assistance with the scoring. He paid tribute to Carlyon Bay for their customary hospitality of the event and praised the condition of the course, something many of the players had commented on. He looked forward to returning there again.
St Mellion pairings have won the trophy previously. In 2010 Mike Nancekivell and Peter Mehigan, who played again yesterday, triumphed and in 2015 it was the turn of Sean Chapman and Peter Floyd.