Friday, October 23, 2009
Three Peaks Challenge ends in a historic tie
History has been made.
2009 is the first year that a fully completed tournament has been halved and boy did Chris & I have to sweat to retain the trophy.
We were playing the famous course at Seignosse and in the morning round we simply couldn't live with Steve's consistency and Tim's incredible shot improvisation (one particular "save" from out of a bunker will linger long in the memory).
We lost 6&5 and lunch was a tense affair. It had been a drubbing and we needed to find inspiration from somewhere. Chris had lost the "toss" for who has the honour three times running and put me in to bat. 30 second later we were teeing off first and we had our omen.
All of a sudden we were hitting fairways, finding greens in regulation and holing putts. The result was never in doubt and a 4&3 victory meant that we retain the trophy.
Cornwall next year where we'll be tackling St Enedoc & Trevose....a change of partners too where Steve & I will be looking to justify our position as red hot favourites.