SENIORS CLAIM CLASSIC CROWN
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.