Cornwall and Devon off the 2012 Channel League Golf season with a thriller at Mullion Golf Club.

The home side - captained by Bude & North Cornwall's Steve Rickard - eventually won 8-7 in a match that went down to the wire.

Rickard said: “As the overall result suggests it was nip and tuck with some very exciting finishes.

“There was a bit of a breeze which made it testing but that only pushed people to play better.”

New Devon player-captain Adam Bridgewater said: “Like Steve said it was a very close and exciting match.

“We were 2-0 down in the foursomes but then won the next three to lead 3-2.

“We won the first singles match and halved the next couple and I thought ‘we need another three points from the last seven and we have won this’. We came close but it didn’t happen.”

2012 Channel League Golf - Cornwall 8, Devon 7 (at Mullion)

Foursomes (Cornwall names first) Josh Greenaway & Antony Nash bt James Dimond & Paul Newcombe 5 & 4, Chris Fleming & Conor Wilson bt Harrison Greenberry & Ryan Pope by 1 hole, Richard Jasper & Steve Davis lost to David Blick & Dan Rosevear by 1 Hole, Jon Hancock & Chris Llewelyn lost to James Urquhart & Matt Wells 3 & 2, Joe Cruse & Tom Fox lost to Adam Bridgewater & Leon Fricker 2 & 1.

Singles Greenaway lost to Dimond by 1 hole, Wilson hlvd with Blick, Nash hlvd with Greenberry, Fleming bt Rosevear 4 & 3, Jasper lost to Fricker by 1 hole, Davis beat Newcombe 2 & 1, Hancock bt Wells by 1 hole, Llewelyn lost to Pope 3 & 2, Fox beat Urquhart 5 & 4, Cruse beat Bridgewater 3 & 1.

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