Thursday, August 10, 2017

Eden Trophy semi-finalists all from England

All four semi-finalists in the Eden Trophy tournament at St Andrews are from England.
Steven Lane (Worcestershire) beat joint top seed Henk Geldenhuys (South Africa) by one hole in the morning third round. Geldenhuys had KOd the defending champion, Geoff Nixon, earlier in the tournament.
Lane went on to beat Samuel Henfrey (Northamptonshire) by one hole in the quarter-finals and will now play Jamie Melton (Nuneaton) for a place in the final.
Henry had removed the last Scot from the tournament, Cairn Smith (Clober), by 6 and 5 in the third round.
Melton won his quarter-final by 2 and 1 over Richard Wells (Longcliffe).
The other semi-final will feature the surviving joint top seed Jack Hawksby (Millbrook) and Daniel McCoy (Houldsworth). Hawksby had two big wins on Thursday, beating Joe Murray (Huyton and Prescot) 7 and 6 in the morning, followed by a 7 and 5 win in the quarter-finals against Chris Dixon (Hadley Wood).
McCoy got through at the 20th in the morning against Tom Rogers (Gof Magog) but had it easier in the quarter-finals, winning by 6 and 5 against Richard Baird (Vicars Cross).

S Lane (Worcestershire) bt H Geldenhuys (S Africa) 1 hole.
S Henfrey (Northamptonshire) bt C Smith (Clober) 6 and 5.
R Wells (Longcliffe) bt J Mellor (Nuneaton) 2 and 1.
J Melton (Nuneaton) bt A Batty (Beaconsfield) 2 and 1.
J Hawksby (Millbrook) bt J Murray (Huyton and Prescot) 7 and 6.
C Dixon (Hadley Wood) bt T Rogers (Gog Magog) at 20th.
D McCoy (Houldsworth) bt C Carney (Morecambe) 6 and 5.
R Baird (Vicars Cross) bt C Ferguson (Vicars Cross) at 21st.
Lane bt Henfrey 1 hole.
Melton bt Wells 2 and 1.
Hawksby bt Dixon 7 and 5.
McCoy bt Baird 6 and 5.

HANDICAP (Eden Tankard)
C Burton (Bradley Hall) (9) bt T Lundgren (Sweden) (4) at 19th.
K Vamplew (Stanton on the Wolds) (6) bt A Holden (Tyneside) (7) at 19th.
Dean Mitchinson (Cotswold Hills) (5) bt Ian Macdonald (East Renfrewshire) (14) 4 and 3.
J Heron (Ramside Hall) (3) bt  A McInnes (Leven Th) (5) 3 and 2.



in in the quartr



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