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Semi-final heartache for Tiverton's junior team

By Mid Devon Gazette  |  Posted: September 04, 2012

The Tiverton junior team that won the MET Shield on home soil on Saturday (back row, left to right): Nixie Acfield, Daniel Perry, Tom Trowbridge and Tom Waldron. Front: Captain Harry Konig, Tom Hanson, Alex Gibson and Ben Hearn. The juniors enjoyed a comfortable victory in their triangular match with Minehead and Enmore Park. The men's A and B teams didn't fare so well in their matches and Enmore won the shield overall

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TIVERTON lost in the semi-finals of the East Devon Junior League at Honiton on Friday.

Tiverton had halved their match 3-3 with East Devon, who edged through on the second extra hole.

Harry Konig (6&5), Ben Hearn (2&1) and Alex Gibson (5&4) won in normal time while Nixie Acfield (2&1), Tom Trowbridge (3&1) and Daniel Perry (1-down) were beaten.

Perry agonisingly missed a five-footer on the 18th to halve his match having been four down with five to play. Fingle Glen beat East Devon 5.5-0.5 in the final.

Tiverton's ladies completed a friendly double over Woodbury Park with a 4-3 away victory on Thursday.

Charlotte Snow and Jan Cruse (3&2), Annette Cardwell and Caroline Anderson (1-up), Christine Norton and Julie Hasell (8&7) and Dori Bracken and Gina Churchill (5&4) were Tiverton's winners.

Oki Northwood and Chris Coombes (3&2), Bracken and Ann Fielding (4&3), Norton and Shirley Paxton (5&4) and Anne Franklin and Jackie Slocombe (5&4) were victorious in the 4-0 win at home.

Duncan Hepburn returned one of the best rounds of the year to win Hong's Challenge by a point.

He fired four birdies, including two in the first three holes, and then on the first two holes of the back nine.

Despite dropped shots at each of the last three holes, Hepburn had done enough to edge out John Broomhead and Mike Partridge.

Results, Hong's Challenge: 1 D Hepburn 41pts, 2 J Broomhead 40, 3 M Partridge 40, 4 W Blundell 38, 5 J Locke 36, 6 C Fisher 36

Padbrook moved up to second place in the East Devon League after their convincing 3.5-1.5 victory over Exminster at Honiton.

Phil Moore and Gary Stevenson enjoyed the biggest winning margin of 4&2. There were also victories for Andy Rooker and Mark Perrott and Dave Payne and Keith Radbourne. Tom Evans and Mike Thomas halved in the top match.

Summer fourball better ball, third round results: D Silversides & R Hutchings bt G Stevenson & A Jermy, D Hepburn & R Williams bt I White & N Woodman, B Colbourne & K Curtis bt P Reed & J Reed, J Broomhead & P Jones lost to C Rawlings & H Marshall

Semi-final results: D Silversides & R Hutchings bt D Hepburn & R Williams, B Colbourne & K Curtis lost to C Rawlings & H Marshall

Midweek stableford: 1 T Martin 18pts, 2 I Carvell 18, 3 P Moore 18, 4 W Blundell 18, 5 M Partridge 17, 6 D Hepburn 17

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