AMATEUR GOLF: SOUTH WEST WEEKS TEES OFF

2011 South West amateur golf champion Ben Stow. image courtesy & copyright tom ward sportSomerset’s amateur aces teed off 2012 South Western Counties Golf Association Championship Week at Cumberwell Park Golf Club with a big 10 ¼ - 3 ¾ win over Dorset yesterday.

Today Somerset pit their wits against Devon (0915 & 1400) in the second round of the week-long Match Play Shield contest.

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REYNARD WINS CORNWALL GOLF TITLE

2012 Cornwall Golf Union champion Mike Reynard, image courtesy & copyright Tom Ward SportMike Reynard is the 2012 Cornwall Golf Union amateur champion.

Reynard - a member at Trevose Golf & Country Club - overcame West Cornwall youngster Matt Richards three and two in the 36 hole final at St Enodoc Golf Club.

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GOLF: RECORD-BREAKING JONES TRIUMPHS IN CLASSIC

Record breaking Ross Jones topped the Total Triumph Classic leaderboard at Oake Manor Golf Club, Somerset to claim his first PGA West Region order of merit win.

Bath’s Jones finished 10 under on 130 after a scorching second round, course record 62 to finish three strokes ahead of runner-up Paul Hendriksen of Dinnaton (69, 64).

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SPOTLIGHT ON COUNTY GOLF: JOE CRUISES THROUGH

Gloucestershire and Minchinhampton golf ace Laurie Potter pictured by Tom Ward Sport. Courtesy & copyright Tom Ward.The men's Cornwall Golf Union Amateur Championships take place at St Enodoc until Saturday with the match play stages of the competition already in full swing.

Joe Cruse – from the host club – topped yesterday's qualifying leader board with back to back 67s for a six under 134 total, six ahead of nearest rivals Carl Burley (Merlin) and Anthony Nash (St Enodoc) on 140.

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GOLF: WENTWORTH TEE TIMES FOR WEST TRIO

Exeter professional Chris Gill, image courtesy & copyright Matthew Lewis at Getty ImagesFormer PGA Championship winner Scott Drummond, Bristol ace Chris Wood and Exeter’s Chris Gill tee off the 2012 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth tomorrow.

South Devon-based Drummond – who won the prestigious European Tour tournament in 2004 – tees off at 0950 tomorrow morning and 1415 on Friday.

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SMART MOVES TOP OF ENGLISH LEADERBOARD

Gloucestershire county champion Shelby Smart continued early season form by sharing the 2012 English Women’s Close Amateur Championship first day lead at Royal Birkdale.

Smart (Knowle) scored three over 78 at Royal Birkdale along with Melissa Nicol (Moor Hall) and Helen Searle (Huddersfield).

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