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Exeter Golf Team Success

PUBLISHED: 14:15 28 December 2010 | UPDATED: 17:39 20 February 2013

The successful Exeter Golf Club team that has reached the semi-finals of the Palairet Memorial Trophy

The successful Exeter Golf Club team that has reached the semi-finals of the Palairet Memorial Trophy

Driving of a different kind came to the fore as the Mercedes-Benz of Exeter-sponsored Exeter Golf & Country Club marched into the semi-finals of the Devon County Golf Union's Palairet Memorial Trophy.

Driving of a different kind came to the fore as the Mercedes-Benz of Exeter-sponsored Exeter Golf & Country Club marched into the semi-finals of the Devon County Golf Unions Palairet Memorial Trophy.


In their quarter-final clash at Tavistock Golf Club, Exeter defeated Ilfracombe Golf Club 4-1 in a match that was tighter than the scoreline suggests.


Apart from the first pair of Harrison Greenberry and Stuart Jose, who raced into a three up lead after the first three holes, the opening exchanges of the foursomes competition were closely fought.


As the encounter eventually began to swing in Exeters favour, the large gallery of spectators were witness to some fantastic golf the highlights including Matt Worthingtons bunker shot from 180 yards to 12 feet from the pin on the ninth and Steve Deviells pinpoint approach to the par 3 14th.


Once Exeter had claimed the vital third point for victory, the matches still out on the course were declared halves the result setting up a semi-final tie against Stover Golf Club. It will be staged on Sunday 15th August at Yelverton Golf Club.


Commenting on the win, Exeter Golf & Country Club Captain Darren Thorpe said: Every player was absolutely superb, a real credit to our club, but special thanks must also go to our caddies, our supporters, whose backing made such a difference, and our sponsors Mercedes-Benz of Exeter.


Having lost only two of the 15 games played so far this campaign, our squad is in fantastic spirit, he added. Exeter Golf & Country Club has only won the Palairet Memorial Trophy on three occasions since its inception in 1934 the last time in 1977 so it is exciting that we are now one of just four teams left in this years competition and we have given ourselves a chance to end our 33-year hoodoo, albeit nobody here is taking anything for granted.

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