THE Golden Oldies have shone at La Grande Mare all week and the two men who have achieved more in their careers than the rest of the 2016 Ravenscroft Open Matchplay field, will contest this evening’s final.
Now only former Trinidad and Tobago World Cup golfer Alan Mew stands in the way of Bobby Eggo completing a hat-trick of titles, but on last night’s form the champion will have to be at his very best.
Mew was quite outstanding in finally seeing off La Moye’s young CI champion Jason Stokes 3 & 1, while Eggo squeezed home on the last hole against island champion Steve Mahy.
‘He played great and I couldn’t have played better,’ said the man from Stoneham GC, who has twice won the English Seniors championship in recent seasons.
‘Jason played very impressively but he couldn’t hole anything,’ said the veteran campaigner who, despite years contesting the same Hampshire Championships and being a county team-mate, has never previously played Eggo, eight years his junior.
The telling moment in the Mew-Stokes clash came on the 16th when both hit tee shots to within eight feet of the flag.
Mew went first and rolled in his birdie putt, while Stokes’ effort stayed above ground, typical of his fortune on the evening.
Ahead of them Mahy played very well to push Eggo the distance having been three down early on.
The final tees off at 5.20pm tonight.
- Full semi-final report in Friday's Guernsey Press.