Warwickshire and Cornwall both bounced back from yesterday’s defeats to win their foursomes 2-1 this morning at the English Men’s County Championship at Sandwell Park, Staffordshire.
Warwickshire lead Hampshire in the top match, while Cornwall – the 2014 champions – hold the advantage over Yorkshire, with the singles still to be played.
Warwickshire’s Gareth Jenkins and Tom Ibbertson sped away to win 5/4, but Matt Cryer and Ian Winstanley had a tussle on their hands. They were two down at the turn but managed to get back to all square after 14 and won their point 2/1.
Hampshire captain Martin Young and Billy McKenzie kept ahead in their tight match, winning on the 18th green to give their team a point from the morning’s three games.
Cornwall’s team includes five members of the victorious 2014 side and all of them were in action this morning. Rob McGregor and Conor Wilson started strongly and got to four up after 13 before emerging as 3/2 winners.
They were followed by Josh Greenaway and Richard Jasper – new to the team since 2014 – who also dominated throughout their game and won by the same 3/2 margin.
Yorkshire took the other point courtesy of English champion Dan Brown and Steve Robins. They also signed off 3/2, helped by a couple of chip-ins: Robins was first, on the 14th, and Brown finished the match with another for birdie on the 16th. It’s the second day in a row that he’s won his foursomes with a chip-in.
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Caption: Warwickshire’s Matt Cryer (image copyright Leaderboard Photography)