The Men's Elite Team played the second leg against Cornwall at Yelverton Golf Club which was in fine fettle and with all it's moorland charm.
Sam Dunn (Warren) & Jack Pope (Exeter) played some good golf early on against Stephens & Faulkner and struggled to shake off their young opponents, but pulled through to win 2-1. Peter Lawrence (Woodbury Park) teamed up with Lewis Beer (Exeter) against the experienced pair of Jasper & Greenaway. The match was tight all the way but the DevonGolf pair held on to win 1 up. The third pairing of Ben Sclater (Warren) and the returning Ben Sandry (Woodbury Park), who both started at Exeter Golf & Country Club as juniors, proved too strong for Richards & Hancock winning 4-3. Chris McGill (Warren) paired with the Navy Reserve Fred Bishop (Exeter) to play awesome golf and beat Champion & McHugh convincingly 6-4. The final pairing, George Robinson (Exeter) & Jack Jeffery (Exeter) played Grootze & former DevonGolf Elite Team Member Adam Bridgewater. It was an evenly contested match and the Devon pair managed to grind out a 2-1 victory. Credit must go to Robinson who played in pain after pulling his back on the 1st green.
The Foursomes score was 5-0 in Devon's favour.
The Afternoon's Singles
Dunn played the recent winner of the prestigious Goodman Salver Richards, who quickly ran into a big lead after 9 holes. Dunn eventually lost 4-3 along with his unbeaten record. The ever dependable Pope was far too consistent for Champion and won 4-3. Sandry, playing for the County after a 25 year absence, played some sparkling golf with Faulkner matching him. It was a 2-1 loss for Sandry, despite being 2 under par. Bishop, who was striking the ball superbly all day, was too strong for McHugh and won 3-2. Lawrence came up against Jasper, two very experienced players in a very tight match. The evergreen Lawrence held on to win 2-1 and stay unbeaten for the season. McGill played Bridgewater in a game which saw some fine golf played by both players but McGill went down 2-1. Beer took on young Stephens who's been having a fine season in a evenly contested game which Beer won 2-1. Jeffery had a battle on his hands against Grootze but showed great character in getting up & down on 18 to win 1 up. Sclater was in a rematch against Greenaway and after a strong showing won 4-3. In the final game Robinson played Hanncock and was in control for large parts but his opponent held a spirited fight back to halve the match.
The afternoon's Singles score was 6½-3 ½ , again in Devon's favour.
The day was ended with Devon having a fine win of 11½ -3½ over "the auld enemy" - and fine friends - Cornwall.
Team Manager Andy Parker said, "I would like to thank Yelverton Golf Club for their hospitality, presenting their course in good condition and the roast beef was unbelievable!"