Llanelli Star - - GOLF -

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.

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