FOUR Southerndown players last week helped Glamorgan U18’s nail Channel League honours at the Coed-y-Mwstwr club in Coychurch.
The famous four – Ben Davies, Morgan Grace, Daniel Jakeway and Jack Wiggins – were part of the Glamorgan team that edged out Wiltshire.
After the morning Foursomes, the Wiltshire boys were 3-2 to the good.
But Glamorgan battled back during the singles to win the match 8-7 – and with it the Channel League U18 title.
They went on to beat Gwent at Bargoed during wet and blustery conditions on Sunday to go through the season unbeaten. One of the highlights was provided by Ben Davies, who carded a hole-in-one on the second hole.
Meanwhile, at U16 level, Myles Protheroe led Glamorgan to a substantial 12-3 success over their Gloucestershire counterparts at his club in Maesteg.
In the Channel League at the Saltford club in Bristol last Sunday, Glamorgan suffered a 9-6 defeat against Somerset.
The Southerndown trio of Llewellyn Matthews along with brothers Kieran and Kyle Harman represented Glamorgan.
Matthews and Kyle Harman lost their Foursomes match while Kieran Harman and Nick James won 7 & 5 – Somerset holding a 3-2 lead going into the Singles.
Though Kyle Harman lost his singles tie, there were wins for Matthews and Kieran Harman, as Somerset won these 6-4. BRIAN Nicholas pulled off one of the best wins of his illustrious golf career last August Bank Holiday Monday at Royal Porthcawl.
He handed in a card displaying 81-10-71 to pick up the Royal Brigade Shield by one shot over Guto Lewis 77-5-72 (away).
The former Bridgend and Maesteg rugby star, who is also a member of the Coed-y-Mwstwr club, went birdie on the par five 13th hole, and matched par on nine occasions.
Lewis holed out for two on hole 14; got further birdies on the penultimate and home holes and carded seven pars.
Chairman of the WRU Board of Directors, W G Davies, fired nine pars in 82-10-72 for third place, finishing on the same mark as Lewis Mainwaring who off an away handicap shot 77-5-72 (birdies on holes one, three, five, six and eight).
Fifth-placed James Tuck signed for 77-4-73 and further down the scoreboard came Richard Disley 79-5-74, Paul Graham 78-4-74 and Thomas Williams 73+1=74.
In a Royal Porthcawl Junior Championship round one, Jamie Pickering was victorious on the strength of a low gross round of 72-3-69 (four birdies and 10 pars).
Second-placed Lewis Mainwaring off an away handicap came in on 795-74 with Harry Evans third via 87-7-80.
In the Royal Porthcawl Junior Open Division One, Callum Hook scored 40 Stableford points (two on hole 14) off an away handicap.
Thomas Alcock, also off an away handicap, scored 39 points (birdies on five and 12) while Rory James was the best home player with 38 points (two on four along with birdie on 13).
In the Junior Open Division One, three players off away handicaps topped the leaderboard – Ben Jones low gross 75-6-69, Ted Williams 78-9-69 and Alex Morgan 78-8-70.
Royal Porthcawl member Harry Evans was fourth with 78-7-71 (12 pars and six bogeys).
On the Ladies scene last week out on the Lock’s Common golf course, Beverley Davies won the Hidden Partners Stableford event.
Beverley, the daughter of longstanding Royal Porthcawl member Clive Mort, took the competition on countback 33 points from Jane David.
A par three on the 11th hole set up the victory even though Jane David shot a birdie on the 16th green and matched par five times.
Emma Jenkins was third with 30 points, finishing one point in front of both Heather Atkin and Sally Kennedy.
However, last Sunday, owing to wet and windy conditions out on the golf course, a White Box Medal competition was postponed.
The Glamorgan U16 team that beat Gloucestershire at Maesteg