Guernsey’s wait for a Grouville win goes on

‘FORTRESS GROUVILLE’ remains Jersey’s stronghold as the hosts regained the Challenge Trophy over the weekend.

Sixteen-year-old Ollie Chedhomme was unbeaten on his full inter-insular debut for Guernsey at Grouville. (Picture by Jon Guegan, 29979718)
Sixteen-year-old Ollie Chedhomme was unbeaten on his full inter-insular debut for Guernsey at Grouville. (Picture by Jon Guegan, 29979718)

Guernsey put up an impressive showing in the Ravenscroft Men’s Inter-Insular over the Royal Jersey Golf Club course where the Sarnians have not won since 1980, but the home side finished strongly in yesterday morning’s singles to secure a 12-8 victory.

Jeremy Nicolle was the star of the show for Guernsey, taking a maximum three points from the three sessions including coming back from 4 down to beat Phill Evans 2 & 1 in the concluding singles.

Nicolle’s partner in the Saturday fourballs and foursomes, 16-year-old Ollie Chedhomme, enjoyed an unbeaten debut as he added a half from his singles clash to their two victories as a pair.

However, after finishing the opening fourballs level at two-and-a-half points apiece, Jersey moved ahead by taking three-and-a-half points from the Saturday afternoon foursomes and then claimed six points from the 10 singles matches to lift the silverware.

WATCH: Tony Curr recaps the weekend with Guernsey's non-playing captain Dave Jeffery

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