In a thrilling contest played in blustery conditions at Newquay on Sunday, Mullion won the Cornwall Team Championships for the first time since 1980.
Having halved the morining foursomes 2 matches each, but going down in the 9th man, the team knew they needed 4 1/2 points to win the trophy.
The team was led off in the afternoon by Al Woodward, who bounced back from a disappointing result in the foursomes to lead Justin Barnard for most of the contest, but had to settle for a draw, securing the team a 1/2 point. Second off was Chris Harris who had the unenviable task of taking on Rob McGregor, and who also had to put behind the disappointment of the morning foursomes, but Chris played superb golf to win by a margin of 5&4.
Josh Chaplin continued his unbeaten record in this year's competition securing Mullion's second win in the singles by 4&3. Jamie Greet narrowly lost a close contest with Ian Veale on the 17th, but then Alex McHugh completed a victory again on the 17th against Matt Lock. With Lindsey Dale 2 up with 2 to play and a half point guaranteed this meant that another half point was needed to guarantee victory.
George Popperwell in his match, saw Andrew Clotworthy fight back to draw level on the 17th. George stood up to the task and won the final hole to secure the trophy for Mullion. Lindsey duly won his match 2up. Nick Martin fought hard in his match but lost to Peter Simmons on the 17th.
Well done to all of the team who represented Mullion throughout this year's competition, especially Tom Neal, who was unfortunate to miss out on the final, but who was a vital member of the team in earlier rounds. Also, congratulations to Team Captain Mark Twynham who inspired the team to victory with his positivety and by creating such a good team spirit.