AMATEUR GOLF South West Week update

South Western Counties Golf Association shieldDefending South West men's amateur golf team champions Somerset opened their week-long title defence against Ian Veale's Cornwall at Cumberwell Park Golf Club, Bradford-on-Avon with an 8 ¼-¾ win. 
Justin Lane's Somerset side swept all before them at Weston-super-Mare last summer to win both matchplay and strokeplay team titles, in doing so qualifying for the England County Finals as the South West champions.
Hosts Wiltshire - skippered by Cumberwell Park golf manager Ali James - also got their week off to a winning start, pipping Devon by a point.
Gloucestershire were also opening day winners, beating Tom Leech's Dorset by a point.
The week-long, free to see regional amateur championships run until the last round of matches on Friday.
Day 1 Cornwall Somerset 8¼, Devon 6½ Wiltshire 7½, Dorset 6½ Gloucestershire 7½
Day 2 Cornwall  Gloucestershire , Dorset Wiltshire 10½, Somerset 9¾ Devon 4¼
Day 3 South West English County Finals qualifier & 36 holes individual South West strokeplay championship
Day 4 Gloucestershire 8 Wiltshire 6, Cornwall 9 Devon 5, Somerset 12½ Dorset 1½
Day 5 Dorset 2 Devon 6 after singles/ foursomes to play, Gloucestershire 4½ Somerset 3½ after singles, Wiltshire 6 Cornwall 2 after singles
Day 6 Cornwall vs Dorset, Devon vs Gloucestershire, Somerset vs Wiltshire start times tbc

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