Llanelli Star - - Sport -

CAR­MARTHEN Golf Club Se­niors A have won the South Wales Clas­sic.

They clinched the crown by beat­ing Pon­tar­dawe A in the fi­nal at the Grove.

First out was the pair­ing of Tim Har­ries and Fred Steel, and fol­low­ing a con­fi­dent 10-foot putt for par on the first from Har­ries to claim a half, they won the sec­ond.

Al­though they were pulled back to all-square a few times, they were gen­er­ally in charge of the match and fol­low­ing pars on the 14th and 15th they closed the match with a 4&3 win.

Cap­tain Rho­dri Davies and Ian Grif­fiths went out sec­ond, with Davies man­ag­ing a birdie on the first and be­tween them they also won the sec­ond and third to build a solid lead.

How­ever, the Pon­tar­dawe pair re­cov­ered to bring it back to all-square by the ninth.

But the 14th and 15th again proved piv­otal as Car­marthen pulled two ahead with the match fin­ish­ing on the 17th with a 3&1 win.

Huw Rees and Clive Thomas went out in the an­chor leg in what proved to be a very close match, with both sides tak­ing leads and be­ing brought back to all-square.

But a num­ber of vi­tal putts from be­tween six and 10 feet by both Rees and Thomas proved cru­cial in the lat­ter stages and they came out 2&1 win­ners.

The 3-0 vic­tory saw Davies pick up the tro­phy in the an­nual din­ner that evening.

Gary Evans, Nick In­gram and Peter Jones all played their parts for Car­marthen in ear­lier rounds.

Over the course of the 18 matches played dur­ing the com­pe­ti­tion, the team only lost one leg.

The Car­marthen Golf Club Se­niors A team who won the South Wales Clas­sic.

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