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Beacons beckon for Welsh elite

22 May 19

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Over 30 of the best female golfers in the country are set for the picturesque Cradoc Golf Club this weekend for the Welsh Ladies Amateur Championship. The three day event comprising of both Stroke & Match Play will involve a host of international players in what promises to be an exciting Bank Holiday Weekend.

Defending Champion Lee-Anne Bramwell

There is plenty of depth to the quality of the field heading to Brecon; four former champions and a host of exciting talented youngsters will all be hoping to wrestle the title away from Lee-Anne Bramwell (Abergele Golf Club) after she claimed the title 12 months ago at Radyr. Bramwell came through a number of tight games to claim her breakthrough victory and will undoubtedly be keen to keep hold of the Lord Tredegar Cup.

Other notable challenges are sure to come from 2017 Champion Lauren Hillier and 2015 & 2016 Champion Kath O’Connor. Ex-pro Hillier (Newport Golf Club) has a number of top level achievements under her belt and once again should been in the mix come the closing stages. O’Connor (West Byfleet Golf Club) is another with bags of experience, and comes into the Championship in strong form; a top 10 at the Welsh Open Strokeplay as well as claiming the leading Welsh player at the Irish equivalent.

Alongside former Champions will be a number of youthful golfers keen to make their mark. Ffion Tynan (Minchinhampton Golf Club) narrowly lost out to Bramwell in the final last year. Early season form could well point to another big week for the youngster. The 2018 Welsh Player of the Year, Carys Worby (Newport Links Golf Club), will also be looking to add more success to her CV.

Gillian O’Leary, Performance Director, expressed her thoughts ahead of the Championship: “There have been some encouraging international performances so far this year. There should be some really exciting matches and undoubtedly a worthy winner will be crowned come Monday.”

Cradoc Golf Club holds a strong link with Welsh Championships and in particularly a rich history with Ladies Golf. “It will be a great pleasure to head to Cradoc once again and I am excited by the tests that lie ahead for the competitors this weekend”, said Championship Manager, David Wilson.

“Cradoc is very proud of its history with ladies golf in Wales, and rightly so. It should be another fine chapter for this Championship and the club.”

Scoring will be available from Saturday morning at our Championship Pages here – http://www.walesgolf.org/event/ladies-amateur-championship-2019/

Spectators are welcome to attend and free of charge throughout the Championship.

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