SMITH WINS AT HARLECH
Alex Smith from Pyle & Kenfig
continued the season’s trend by winning his first Konica Order of Merit
tournament at Royal St David’s Golf Club, Harlech and collected 150
Konica points in the process.
Tim Dykes from Wrexham had a welcome to
return to form after completing his exams at Swansea University and
finished in second place one clear of Coed-y-Mwstwr’s Lee Griffiths.
Craig Smith from St Mellons was fourth and added another 45 Konica points
to his total.
The next event is the WI Tucker Trophy
at the Newport and Whitchurch Golf Clubs on 20/21 July 2002.
CARAD FIRST FOR HOLMES
Jonathon Holmes from Southerndown
collected his first Konica Order of Merit tournament by two strokes at the
Carad Trophy and also gained 100 Konica points to move into 8th
place in the current Order of Merit.
Holmes saw off the challenges of Nigel
Edwards and Stuart Manley by two and three strokes repectively.
Edwards won the Radyr Salver with a
total of 138 strokes and Manley took the Cardiff Feathers also with a
total of 138.
The next event is the St David’s Gold
Cross at The Royal St David’s Golf Club on 13/14 July 2002.
OAKLEY UP TO 4TH
Duncan Putter winner Neil Oakley from St Mellons has
moved into 4th place in the Konica Order of Merit.Oakley gained
100 Konica points by finishing in 8th position in the Welsh
Open Stroke Play Championship at Pyle & Kenfig with a total of 293
Brian Lee (Newport) and Alex Smith (Pyle & Kenfig)
collected 50 points each following their joint 10th place
The next event is the Carad Trophy that is being held at
the Radyr and Cardiff Golf Clubs on 6/7 July 2002
MANLEY ELEVEN UNDER
Stuart Manley added to his commanding
lead in the Konica Order of Merit after finishing joint 7th in
the Berkshire Trophy at eleven under par.
Manley scored 32.5 points to increase
his lead over defending Konica Champion Nigel Edwards who finished in 17th
place alongside Pyle & Kenfig’s Alex Smith on six under par. James
Williams also made the cut at the Berkshire finshing the 72 holes on 3
The next event is the Welsh Open Stroke
Play Championship that is being held at The Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club
from 21 – 23rd June 2002.
PRICE AND SCOTT SHINE
David Price moved into 3rd
place in the Konica Order of Merit after an excellent quarter final place
at the British Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl. Also scoring at
the the Amateur were Richard Brookman from Creigiau, Nigel Edwards, West
Linton’s Gareth Wright and Pyle & Kenfig’s Alex Smith who all
reached the last 32.
At the Aberconwy Trophy Richard Scott
scored an emphatic six stroke victory over Lee Harpin to collect his first
Konica Order of Merit title and in the process 1oo points that have moved
him into 5th place on the table.
The next event is the Berkshire Trophy
that is being held at The Berkshire Golf Club on 15/16th June
MANLEY GOES CLEAR
Stuart Manley returned to form with his
second place finish at the St Andrews Links Trophy at the weekend.
Manley collected 150 Konica points for
his share of second place with Farren Keenan of Royal Mid Surrey.
In a good weekend for Wales, Lee Harpin
and Nigel Edwards finished joint 15th and David Price claiming
The next event is the Amateur
Championship that is being held at Royal Porthcawl from 3rd –
8th June 2002.
EDWARDS CHASING MANLEY
Nigel Edwards reduced Stuart Manley’s lead at the top of the Konica
Order of Merit after finishing 3rd in the Brabazon Trophy at
Royal Cinque Ports behind South African Charl Swarzl and Ireland’s Colin
Moriarty on 1 under par.
Edwards collected 120 Konica points and has reduced Manley’s lead to
just 33 points.
Richard Scott from Haverfordwest came through qualifying and finished
in 16th place collecting 24 points and moves into 7th
place on the Konica list.
The season continues this week with the players travelling to St
Andrews for the Links Trophy over the Old and Jubilee courses on 25th
and 26th May.
THE WRIGHT STUFF
Gareth Wright who is based a the West Linton Golf Club in Scotland
produced a final round 66 at Wrexham to clinch the honours at the Clywd
Open and gain 100 Konica Order of Merit Point fishing 5 stroke clear of
St Mellons Craig Smith won the Jubilee Trophy at prestatyn and Wright
won the Egerton Bowl at Wrexham.
Wright now moves into second place on the Konica list behind Stuart
Manley who finished in a tie for 11th place at the Irish Open
Stroke Play at Royal Dublin.
The next event on the Konica Order of Merit is the Brabazon Trophy that
is being played at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club from 17-19 May.
PRICE UP TO 4TH
David Price from the Vale of Glamorgan Golf Club moved up to 4th
place in the Konica Order of Merit following the Lytham Trophy. In what
was a disappointing weekend for Welsh golfers Lee Harpin was the only
other Welshman to improve his position with a modest rise to ninth.
Konica Order of Merit leader Stuart Manley missed the cut at Royal
Lytham and will be taking next weekend off leaving it to the likes of
Price, Wright , Laskey and Harpin to close the gap at the top.
The next events in the Konica Order of Merit are the Irish Open Stroke
Play Championship and the Clwyd Open Championship both being played over
the 11th & 12th of May
MANLEY AT No 1