The second fourball was a really tight match with Richie O’Neill and Steven Smith playing Ben Cawdron and George Barker ending in a half. The third match featured James Proudlock and Derek Raphael who didn’t fare quite as well, going down 4 and 3 to Howard Jenkins and Hugh Cronaker, so as the last of the fourballs was coming in the scores were level. However, Dr Colin Griffiths and John Ambery brought off a tight victory against Neill Beaumont and Richard O’Connor to leave the LMEGA ahead 2 ½ to 1 ½ at lunch.
The scheduled 15-hole afternoon foursomes had to be changed to a 9-hole fourball better ball because the club inadvertently let some fourballs go out ahead of the match. The first LMEGA pairing of your Hon Sec with Derek Raphael beat Ben Cawdron and Richard O’Connor 2 and 1 but Richie O’Neill and Colin Griffiths succumbed 1 down to George Baker and Howard Jenkins, leaving the match at 3 ½ to 2 ½ at the halfway stage.
It was Ashok Singhania, captain for the day, playing with James Proudlock who made the match safe with a win 1 up against Neill Beaumont and Richard Howes before the icing on the cake came with a 3 up victory by Steven Smith and John Ambery over Emilio Weldon and Hugh Cronaker.