THOMAS, WILLIS IN TITLE GLORY
THERE was some superb action as Carmarthen Golf Club played host to the Welsh Girls’ and Boys’ Championship.
A total of 66 boys and 31 girls entered the event, which is for golfers under the age of 18.
Blessed with lovely weather, the first two days were strokeplay with the top 16 boys and 16 girls going on to a matchplay format for the Championship. The next 16 boys and eight girls played in the Plate.
Local boy Jamie Dean qualified in 12th place after the strokeplay section and met his friend Bryn Thomas of Cilgwyn in the last 16, and in a ding-dong match eventually lost on the second extra hole.
Following a very competitive couple of days, Dylan Thomas of Pontardawe Golf Club defeated Tom Peet of Pyle and Kenfig in the final by a score of 3&1.
Sean Hazelby made the quarter-finals in the Plate before going down by one hole.
In the girls’ section, Tenby member Kasumi Tran led the qualifying rounds but got knocked out in the quarter-finals. And following a very consistent week, Eleanor Willis of Bristol and Clifton defeated Harriet Lockley of Isle of Wedmore by a score of 4&3.
Local interest was provided by Megan Thomas, who reached the semi-finals of the Plate before losing 2&1 to eventual winner Jessica Atwell of Llanwern.
Members of Wales Golf, players and parents congratulated Carmarthen Golf Club on the organisation provided by the club, to the members who acted as marshals and scorers during the week and to head greenkeeper Andrew Steele and his team of Sam Newbould and John Dayman for presenting the course in such fantastic condition.
With the course closed, the club’s seniors spent the week marshalling and scoring, but it’s back to competition this week with a team match in Glynhir on Wednesday, followed on Thursday by the ever-popular Dave Aggett Cup, a fourball betterball competition.
All the winners from the week’s competition are pictured together.
Girls’ champion Eleanor Willis with Carmarthen Golf Club ladies’ captain Brenda Richards.
Boys’ champion Dylan Thomas with Carmarthen Golf Club captain Fred Steel.