CLUB READY TO HOST TOP EVENT

Llanelli Star - - SPORT -

THE Welsh Golf Boys and Girls’ Cham­pi­onship comes to Car­marthen next week.

The tour­na­ment is be­ing staged at Car­marthen Golf Club from July 2326.

It is ex­pected to at­tract more than 100 golfers.

The un­der-18 field must have Welsh fam­ily con­nec­tions and they come from a wide range of cour­ses, with two par­tic­i­pants from Dubai and oth­ers from cour­ses in Eng­land.

Lo­cal stars who will fea­ture in­clude Jamie Dean, Me­gan Thomas and Shaun Hazelby.

The for­mat of play is 18 holes of stroke­play on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a cut re­sult­ing in match­play on Thurs­day and the semi-fi­nals and fi­nal on Fri­day.

Tee times start from 9am un­til 3pm at 10-minute in­ter­vals.

An­drew Steele and his staff are mak­ing fi­nal prepa­ra­tions to the course, with chief ref­eree Jeff Har­ries helping to pre­pare the course.

Spec­ta­tors are welcome to at­tend free of charge. Any mem­bers who are avail­able to as­sist, par­tic­u­larly on Tuesday and Wednesday, are asked to put their names on the list on the no­tice­board or con­tact Jeff Har­ries di­rectly.

Mean­while, Car­marthen Se­niors cap­tain Rho­dri Davies took seven pairs to play Haver­ford­west and in a close match the home team just pre­vailed 4-3.

Davies and Ray Sin­den lost 3&2; Huw Rees and Fred Steel halved their match, George Laidlaw and Ian Grif­fiths won 2&1, Jim Craw­ford and Bruce Mor­ris won 1 up, Mick Fen­ney and Mike Davies claimed a half, Hy­wel Mor­ris and Charles Maliphant lost 4&3 and Den­nis Driscoll and John Be­van lost 2&1.

The re­main­der of the se­niors played in a high-low com­pe­ti­tion with the best and worst score of a three-man team count­ing.

Com­ing out on top with a very com­pet­i­tive 75 points were Adrian Thomas, Keith Lewis and John Wil­liams, while in sec­ond on 70 were Alan Ed­wards, Dai Elias and Gra­ham Wil­liams.

In third with 68 points were Huw Phillips, Tony Jones and Peter Wil­liams.

This week the se­niors travel to Cradoc Golf Club near Bre­con for the an­nual cap­tain’s away day.

And the ladies’ sec­tion hon­oured their lady pres­i­dent Mar­garet Li­versedge by play­ing a sta­ble­ford com­pe­ti­tion for which she had kindly pro­vided gen­er­ous prizes in three cat­e­gories.

In di­vi­sion one, Me­gan Thomas took first place with 39 points. Sec­ond was Ann Mor­ris with 36, who edged out Paula James via a bet­ter back nine.

In di­vi­sion two, Vay Ash­ley-Jones took first place with 36 points, with Pat Lan­g­ley in sec­ond with 34. In third place was De­lyth Rees (31).

In di­vi­sion three there were some im­pres­sive high scores, with Chris­tine Soons win­ning with 41 points. Lady cap­tain Brenda Richards was sec­ond with 40 and Anne Wil­liams scored 37 in third place.

Jane Lindquist was near­est the pin on the par-three ninth hole and Edna Mor­ris was near­est the line on the 18th hole.

Car­marthen Golf Club lady pres­i­dent Mar­garet Li­versedge (seated) is pic­tured with the prize-win­ners.

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