CHAN­NEL LEAGUE

Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport -

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

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