CHANNEL LEAGUE: DEVON 9 ½ GLOUCESTERSHIRE 5 ½

Gloucetershire amateur golfer Tyler Hogarty image courtesy & copyright tomwardsport.com Devon top the men’s regional 2012 Channel League heading into May following a 9 ½ - 5 ½ home win over Gloucestershire at Yelverton Golf Club.

The win lifts Devon 1 ½ game points above cross-Tamar rivals Cornwall, who pipped them 8-7 in the league opener at Mullion in March.

Adam Bridgewater’s side bounced back on home turf against Mike Darby’s visiting Gloucestershire thanks to a strong singles display.

After squaring the morning foursomes 2 ½ - 2 ½ Devon won seven of the 10 afternoon singles to power home.

Next month Gloucestershire return to league action against Wiltshire, who edged past Cornwall 8-7 at Cumberwell Park two weeks ago. That match will take place at Bowood.

Devon’s next league match is away to Somerset at Enmore in July – following June’s South West Counties Championship Week at Cumberwell Park.

Devon 9 ½ Gloucestershire 5 ½ – Foursomes (Devon names first) H Greenberry & R Pope bt J Phillips & C McLean 2&1, D Blick & D Rosevear bt T Hogarty & D Lake 4&3, J Smith & T Jessamine lost to N Day & T Workman 5&3, A Bridgewater & L Fricker lost to A Rudge & S Morgan 4&3, J Urquhart & M Wells halved with D Wood & A Hale.

Singles Rosevear bt Phillips 3&2, Blick bt McLean 2&1, Greenberry lost to Hogarty 2&1, Fricker bt Day 3&2, Pope lost to Workman 4&3, Smith bt Rudge 3&1, Bridgewater bt Morgan 5&3, Wells bt Hale 4&3, Urquhart bt Wood 4&3, Lake bt Jessamine 7&5.

Up-and-coming Chanel League Golf fixtures May 6 Wiltshire v Gloucestershire (Bowood) May 13 Cornwall v Somerset (Bude & North Cornwall)

• In the green: Gloucestershire's Tyler Hogarty from Rodway Hill GC (tomwardsport.com)

 

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