Cornwall Golf Union

County Week update Thursday

Matt Lock tees off on the first at Launceston on Thursday

The Royal Cornwall Challenge Cup on Tuesday was won by St Enodoc's Charlie Runnalls with 40 points and in so doing he pipped fellow club member Dave Flew by just the one point. Launceston GC kept up their good showing this week with Keith Wilkinson scoring 37 points and beating Carlyon Bay's Steve Churchill and Radnor's Mike Kent on countback.

Wednesday saw the 36 hole qualifier for the Amateur Championship. Leading qualifier saw Launceston's Richard Jasper score 72 +73 in testing conditions. This earned him the Scratch Cup just ahead of Perranporth's Chris Fleming who lost out on countback. The qualifier also comprises the Handicap Challenge Cup which saw further success for Launceston with Kieran Hancock recording a nett 68 in the morning and a nett 72 in the afternoon for a total of 140.

Today saw the County Amateur Championship move from the last 32 into both the last 16 and last 8 stages.

Last 32

Richard Jasper (Launceston) beat Chris Hoyle (Tehidy Park) 6&4

Matt Lock (Newquay) beat Ryan Curtis (Bude) 2&1

Rob Davies (St Enodoc) beat Adam Curtis (Bude) on the 19th

Simon Harper (St Austell) beat Ian Veale (Tehidy Park) 1up

Ryan Bowers (Bowood Park) beat Steve Chapman (St Enodoc) at the 20th

Tom Fox (China Fleet) beat Josh Greenaway (Bowood Park) 3&2

Nick Gammon (Trevose) beat Max Billingsley (Lanhydrock) 3&2

Joe Yorke (St Mellion) beat Carl Burley (Merlin) 2&1

Matt Richards (West Cornwall)  beat Andy Rowe (Looe) 3&1

Richard Simmons (Tehidy Park) beat Peter Simmons (Tehidy Park) 2&1

Kieran Hancock (Launceston) beat Connor Jenkins (Bude) 3&2

Conor Wilson (Perranporth) beat Cameron Kenworthy (China Fleet) 3&2

Joe Cruse (St Enodoc) beat David Cowan (Trevose) 3&2

Mike Reynard (Trevose) beat Justin Barnard (Tehidy Park) 1up

Andrew Clotworthy (Corhampton) beat Jon Coleman (West Cornwall) on the 19th

Chris Fleming (Perranporth) beat Richard Ackland (Trevose) 1up


Last 16

Lock beat Jasper 4&3

Davies beat Harper 2up

Fox beat Bowers 4&3

Yorke beat Gammon 2&1

Richards beat Simmons 4&3

Hancock beat Wilson 1up

Cruse beat Reynard 4&3

Fleming beat Clotworthy at 20th


The quarter Finals take place tomorrow morning followed by the semi finals in the afternoon

0940 Lock v Davies

0948 Fox v Yorke

0956 Richards v Hancock

1004 Cruse v Fleming

Today also saw the Western Morning News Challenge Cup won by Carlyon Bay captain Pat Coombe with 84-11 for a nett 73, with Launceston members Malcolm Boscott (79-5=74) and Steve Japes (89-15=74) in second and third places respectively.

There has been ongoing glowing praise for the greenkeeping staff at Launceston for the excellent condition of the course.

Friday will also see the B Team Club Championship commencing in the morning as well as the Founders and Seniors Cup which has some 80 plus competitors taking part.

THe County Championship will be decided on Saturday with a 36 hole final which will be followed by presntation of the week's prizes.


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