Yesterday saw the staging of the CGU Depot and Petherick Cups, competitions for Club and handicap champions at Trethorne GC. Two years ago, this event had to be abandoned due to flooding but not this time with the host venue presented in excellent condition with fast greens.
In the Depot Cup competition County team member and previous winner of the trophy, Conor Wilson (Perranporth) claimed victory with a level par round of 71, which included 4 birdies. In increasingly windy conditions Wilson was 3 under through 14 holes and seemingly totally in control. A double bogey 6 at the 15th and a further dropped shot at the par 3 16th threatened to derail his chances but two finishing pars saw him over the line, with a victory margin of 2 shots over nearest challenger, Ryan Curtis (Bude & N Cornwall) who returned a 73.
Curtis (pictured above) had gone out in 1 under par and remained on that figure through 15 holes but three shots disappeared as a bogey at the par 3 16th and then a lost ball at the par 4 17th cost him his chance.
Third spot in the gross event went to junior Josh Chapman (Tehidy Park) with a 3 over par 74. County Player Richard Jasper finished 4th with a 74, whilst Zach Burrough (Merlin) was 5th on 75 in part made up of 14 pars and one birdie, but yet again the 16th and 17th holes were to prove costly. It was good to see Colin Willis (Lanhydrock, pictured below) back in county competition action as he closed in 6th spot with a 6 over par 77. Willis had started in hot fashion with birdies at the first and third holes.
The Petherick Cup was won by Matt Roberts (West Cornwall) as he returned a gross 82 off his 11 handicap for a nett 71 which included two birdies on his front 9 where he dropped just 3 shots. As he acknowledged a quadruple bogey at the 17th – probably the toughest hole all day – almost ruined his day but he clung on for the win.
Richard Mansfield (above, China Fleet) was runner up one shot further back after a nett 72 and he pipped Nigel Webster (St Mellion) into 3rd place on countback.
Full Results – please note these show the entire field who were playing in different competitions.
At the presentation gathering CGU Vice President Martin Edwards thanked Club Manager Chris Brewer and Trethorne GC for their hospitality and the condition of the course which he described as superb. He also noted how good it was to see the clubhouse so busy across the whole day with some 200 diners catered for. Edwards provided a brief history of the competition and thanked those who had taken part in what was the last competition of the CGU summer season. He congratulated the prize-winners and presented Wilson with the Depot Cup.