Moor to come from county team

PUBLISHED: 17:18 04 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:37 26 October 2009

HERTS county golfers, back from warm weather training in Spain, turned on the heat after a slow start in the annual fixture against Scratch League champions Moor Park. The county team, including WGC s Greg Schmidt and Tyrone Carter and Potters Bar golfer

HERTS' county golfers, back from warm weather training in Spain, turned on the heat after a slow start in the annual fixture against Scratch League champions Moor Park.

The county team, including WGC's Greg Schmidt and Tyrone Carter and Potters Bar golfer James Jankowski, beat Moor Park over their own course by 8 1/2 matches to 6 1/2.

In a 10-a-side contest, Moor Park won the foursomes 3-2, with victories for Robert Alter and John Glenn by 5&3 over Ty Carter and Glen Portelli.

John Ambridge and Garry Higgins were two up against the two James, Watts and Jankowski, while Simon Waller and Danny West won 4&3 against Gordon Forster and Tony Wilkins.

For the county, Schmidt and Ryan Newman beat Nick Algate and Mitchell Steel 2&1, and Ben Harman and Joe Smith beat Doug Cameron and Neil Connell by one hole.

With half a dozen regular players from last season unavailable, the new-look county side took command in the singles, picking up five of the first seven matches.

Young Ryan Newman gained a notable scalp, accounting for county stalwart and Moor Park scratch league captain John Ambridge 4&3.

Mitchell Steel opened the singles for Moor Park with a two-holes win over Glen Portelli, but after Newman's success for the county, Schmidt followed with a one hole win over Nick Algate and James Watts beat Robert Alter 3&2.

Danny West hit back for Moor Park, with a 5&4 win over Carter, only for Herts to respond as James Jankowski beat Neil Connell 3&2 and Ben Harman pipped Doug Cameron by one hole.

Simon Waller and Joe Smith halved their clash, before the last two matches were shared.

John Glenn beat Gordon Forster by one hole for a third Moor Park point, while Tony Wilkins beat Garry Higgins 4&2 to give the county the singles by 61/2 matches to 31/2.

"Overall, it was a very good start to the season and proves there are plenty of talented young golfers in the county," said team manager Peter Medcalf.


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