PGA OF SOUTH WALES
CRAIG MELDING (Neath) last week pulled off another win on the PGA of South Wales tour.
With the tournament last month at the Grove called off, owing to the wet state of the golf course, the PGA tour moved on to Newport – home of ex-Coed-y-Mwstwr professional Paul Thomas.
Melding shot a three under par round of 69 to take the honours by one shot over Alex Price of the Glamorganshire club in Penarth and Joshua Mayo (Parc).
Toby Hunt shot a par round of 72 to secure fourth position while a further shot back was Richard Brookman (Creigiau).
The team event was won by Rhys Pugh (Bryn Meadows Golf & Country Club) and Gregory Baker, who signed for a score of 64, with Brookman and Michael Harmer one shot back.
The next event is the Machynys Medal in Llanelli on March 8 while the curtain comes down on the competition 15 days later at St Mellons. third spot while a latecharging Steve Bull saw him birdie the penultimate hole to finish in an identical score.
Three players then entered the clubhouse with 32 points – Christopher Ellis, Michael Price and Mark Wyatt – while a further point in arrears were William Evans (three birdies) and Bleddyn Bowen.
The event only produced one other two, and it came from Lee Bridgeman who birdied the seventh hole on a 23-point card.
Meanwhile, ahead of the England clash with Wales in the Six Nations tournament, former rugby star Scott Quinnell last Friday enjoyed a fourball out on the Lock’s Common golf course.