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Junior Tour Season Ends in Style

18 Jul 19

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The final event of the Junior Tour order of merit took us back down to South Wales and The Monmouthshire Golf Club. This was the first time this picturesque parkland course had hosted the Ping Welsh Junior Tour and with the BBQ prepped and the sun set to shine we looked forward to an excellent days golf with around 80 players due to take on the golf course.

The final event of the year also saw players in with a final chance to claim a spot in the Junior Tour final taking place later in the year, and also a final chance to win the overall order of merit.

In the U14’s we were treated to our closest battle for the win all year with the top three all finishing on 39 points. Oliver Christopher (Forest Hills Golf Club) took the top spot in his first event of the year and as a result confirmed his place at the tour final. Lewis Woods, (Bryn Meadows Golf Hotel & Spa) took 2nd giving him his best finish of the year with Ellis Jones (Mond Valley Golf Club) unlucky to lose out to the other two on count back.

Sebastian Williams will be delighted to have sealed the 2019 U14 order of merit. A good start to the year with a 1st and 2nd over the first three events put him in a strong position and some solid performances over the rest of the season meant he took the win by 6 points.  

Thomas Edwards (Builth Wells) will have been delighted to have finally got a win in the under 12’s category with a fantastic 60 points which also helped him seal second position in the 2019 order of merit. William Pontin (Pyle & Kenfig) took 2nd position with 58 points and sealed a comfortable win in the order of merit. A great season by William saw him finish first or second at every event this year and will be the one to beat at the tour final. Jayden Skinner (Bryn Meadows Golf Club) took 3rd spot scoring 56 points in his first event of the year, also good enough to see him qualify for the finals. Sofia Benitez produced a fine round of golf to seal the top girl spot with 53 points.


The U10 category has been one of the most keenly contested this year with a number of talented golfers fighting for victory across the year. Thomas Maclean (Pennard Golf Club) took a good victory on 57 points, to become another first time winner in the U10’s. Harry Edwards (Builth Wells) made it a good day for the family taking 2nd spot on 55 points with Alicia      Kelly (Wernddu Golf Club) scoring 54 producing another strong performance to take third spot and the top girl award again. Fallon Sawyers-Grandon took top spot in the U10 Order of Merit. Winning the first three events of the year put Fallon in a fantastic position in the overall standings and some more strong performances towards the end of the year consolidated his position at the top of the order. Casper Van Rensburg and Alicia Kelly produced some fine performances across the year to push Fallon hard and we look forward to a keenly contested tour final in this category.

The U8 category gave us two stand out performances with George Benitez (Celtic Manor) and Oliver Hulbert (Monmouthshire Golf Club) battling for the win with George producing one of the performances of the day to finish on 61 points with Oliver taking 2nd with a very creditable 59. Cameron Gittins (Llantrisant & Pontyclun) took the final podium spot with 39 points and Abigail Van Rensburg (Celtic Manor) took the top girls spot on 35.

Oliver Hulbert has been the standout performer in the U8’s this year finishing 1st or 2nd in all the events he has contested this year and as a result took a comfortable spot at the top of the U8 order of merit. Ricky Mohun came second in the final standings courtesy of some fine performances including a 1st  and 2nd during the season.

Thanks go to The Monmouthshire Golf Club for helping us end the season in such fine style, courtesy of a superb effort from staff and members alike at the club. Thanks as always go to the parents and guardians who have supported their junior golfers at this event and of course to Ping, without whom this tour would not be possible.

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