The morning fourballs was a suspiciously tight affair with the teams going in level at lunch. Perhaps we should have known something was in the offing. Alex Heath and Ashok Singhania went down 2 & 1 to Chris Pelosi and Mike Williamson, who did not miss a single putt from anywhere on the green – except for one putt from 3 feet. Then Garry Jones & Colin Griffiths lost 3 & 2 to Gary Holloway and Stephen Church. However, always up for this match Martin Pratt and his partner David Hardy had a hard fought win 1 Up followed by Neal Avent and Derek Raphael who also triumphed 1 up.
The teams went into lunch all square .
Sadly, that was the calm before the storm as out of all eight singles the redoubtable and determined Martin Pratt was the only winner by 5 & 4 over Robert Voss. Although four of the matches came down to the last 2 holes and Garry Jones down to the final putt, the LMEGA collapsed to a 7-1 rollover, losing the match by 9-3.