RHYS DAVIES BOYS AMATEUR CHAMPION
Rhys Davies from Royal Porthcawl won the British
Boys Championship at the weekend, defeating former Champion Pablo Martin of
Spain. Davies, runner up last year produced some sparkling golf to take the
title on the final hole.
Zac Gould from the Vale of Glamorgan showed some
of his enormous potential by reaching the quarter finals and losing on the 25th
hole (7th play off hole). Gould moves from 9th position in
the table to third.
Davies wins his second Welsh Golfing Union Junior
Order of Merit title and now embarks on a golfing scholarship at the East
Tennessee University in the United States of America.
FINAL JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT
Dated 18 August 2003
TOM LIGHT WELSH BOYS CHAMPION
Tom Light won the Welsh Boys Championship at
Porthmadog By defeating Ray Young of Llandudno, Maesdu by 7 and 6.
Light progressed to the final by defeating Phil
Smith (Dewstow), Dan Cope of Tenby and Whitchurch’s Carl Wakely.
Light now moves to 2nd on the Junior
Order of Merit with 290 points while Rhys Davies still needs the last try over
The final event is the British Boys Championship
that takes place at Royal Liverpool from 11th – 15th
WAKELY CLAIMS STROKE PLAY
Carl Wakely from Whitchurch (Cardiff) became
Welsh Boys Stroke Play Champion, taking the title by a single stroke from
runaway Order of Merit leader Rhys Davies.
On a day of much rain and wind, Wakely scored 73
and 68. Other good performances came from Abergele’s Stuart Runcie (3rd),
while Dan Cope of Tenby and Dewstow’s Phil Smith were joint 4th.
The Welsh Boys Championship will be decided over
the next two days with the top 16 qualifiers playing head to head.
ROCKE FROM SOUTH AFRICA
While Wales’ top juniors were competing at the
European Boys Team Championship in the Czech Republic, Bryn Rocke from Kloof
Country club in South Africa came 14th in the Tucker Trophy and
collects 20 Order of Merit points and moves into a share of 12th
place on the table.
Rocke is the son of a Welshman living in South
Africa and will be competing in the South Wales Boys Open and Welsh Boys
Championship that takes place at Porthmadog from 23rd – 25th
Michael Harries from Haverfordwest shared 17th
place and adds 14 points to his total which moves him into 7th place
in the table alongside Zac Gould.
The next event is the South Wales Boys Open
Stroke Play at the Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club on 16th July 2003.
No juniors made the cut at the Welsh Open Stroke Play Championship and the order of merit remains unchanged.
The next event is the Tucker Trophy on 12/13 July
at the Whitchurch and Newport Golf Clubs.
Wrexham’s Michael Roberts won his first Junior
Order of Merit title over the weekend at the North Wales Boys Open.
Roberts finished one shot ahead of Pontypridd’s
Luke Thomas followed by Conwy’s Gareth Williams and Clay’s Adam Partington.
The Junior Order of Merit is starting to take
shape after six events. Michael
Roberts moves into 2nd place behind Rhys Davies in the table and Luke
Thomas climbs from 8th to 3rd.
The next event is the Welsh Open Youths Champion
at Northop Country Park Golf Club on 30th May – 1st June
from Pontypridd claimed 13th place at this weekend’s Clwyd Open to
move into 2nd place in the Welsh Golfing Union Junior Order of Merit.
was joint 16th and climbs into 4th spot above Wrexham’s
Rhys Davies who
did not play this weekend remains at the top of the table with 300 points.
The next event
is the North Wales Boys Open at Rhuddlan and Abergele on 17th/18th
MORE POINTS FOR DAVIES
Rhys Davies from
Royal Porthcawl added another 30 points to his total following his 7th
place finish at the Trubshaw Cup at Ashburnham and Tenby.
Davies now has a
lead of almost 260 points at the top of the Welsh Golfing Union Junior Order of
event is the Clwyd Open at Wrexham and Prestatyn on 10th/11th
DAVIES INCREASES LEAD
Rhys Davies from Royal Porthcawl followed up his win at the Central Wales Boys with a second placed finish at the Peter McEvoy Trophy and then finished in a tie for 3rd at the Duncan Putter at Southerndown. Davies now heads the Welsh Golfing Union Junior Order of Merit by almost 230 points.
At the McEvoy Trophy, Abergele's Stuart Runcie claimed a shre for 10th place to move him into second place in the table.
During the Duncan Putter there were some promising performances from Greg Williams of Pontypridd who tied for 14th, Carl Wakely from Whitchurch claimed a share of 24th and Haverfordwest's Michael Harries tied for 32nd.
The next event is the Trubshaw Cup at Ashburnham and Tenby on 26/27 April 2003.
FAST START FOR DAVIES
Rhys Davies from Royal Porthcawl won the Central Wales Boys for the second successive year at the weekend and now leads the Welsh Golfing Union Junior Order of Merit after his runaway 11 stroke victory.
Davies’ scores of 70 at Aberdovey and 69 at Borth & Ynyslas left second placed Michael Roberts of Wrexham and Paul Doherty of the Vale of Glamorgan trailing.
There were some promising early season performances from Zac Gould (4th) and Pontypridd’s Luke Thomas who tied for 5th place.
The next event is the Peter McEvoy Trophy at Copt Heath on 16/17 April and then followed by the Duncan Putter, 19/20 April at Southerndown Golf Club.