Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport -

THE CHAM­PION golfer at Coed-y-Mw­stwr for 2017 is An­drew Hill, who beat El­liot Wil­liams, 2 & 1 in the fi­nal.

In the 36-hole fi­nal, Hill carded a 69 dur­ing the morn­ing ses­sion to go into lunch five holes up.

And when play re­sumed, a birdie on the first hole extended the lead, leav­ing Wil­liams with the prover­bial moun­tain to climb.

But by the 30th home, fine putting from Wil­liams saw the deficit cut to just one hole.

Wil­liams just missed out on a birdie on hole 31 and when Hill went un­der the card on the up­hill 32nd hole, the lead was back to two.

Pars were recorded on the par-five and Hill then missed a chance on the 33rd green to close out the match.

But with Wil­liams fail­ing to birdie the par-three penul­ti­mate hole, it left Hill with two putts from 30 feet for the cham­pi­onship.

Though the ini­tial putt came to a halt four feet from the cup, the next putt went un­der­ground and Hill was cham­pion.

But it was a shame there had to be a loser. as the fi­nal was played in great spir­its.

The Sil­ver Bowl was won by Lloyd Dowl­ing, who just edged out Steve O’Con­nell.

Short game wiz­ardry led to Dowl­ing seiz­ing the ini­tia­tive and he opened up a three-hole lead.

Though O’Con­nell ral­lied, he went un­der 2 & 1, leav­ing Lloyd Dowl­ing fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of his brother Gary in pick­ing up the Sil­ver prize.

Ow­ing to green main­te­nance, last week’s Se­nior Stable­ford was can­celled, and the sum­mer sea­son will now be rounded off next Tues­day with a Three Club & a Put­ter com­pe­ti­tion.

And fol­low­ing a meal, the Se­nior Sec­tion AGM will be staged in the club­house.

Fi­nally, a room in the Coed-y-Mw­stwr Ho­tel has been booked a week on Tues­day (Oc­to­ber 24) for an EGM to de­cide on a planned club­house ex­ten­sion.

It’s the big­gest de­ci­sion the Bryn Road club will make since 2002 when mem­bers voted to go for the six ad­di­tional holes that made it an 18-hole golf course.

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