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New record for Wales Golf Festival

A record turnout in the disability event and two Anglesey golfers winning the chance to play at St Andrew’s in the week of the 150th Open Championship were the highlights of the Wales Golf Festival.

Dion Lewis and Wyn Thomas of Baron Hill Golf Club won through in the R&A 9-Hole Challenge, with the remarkable prize taking them the to Home of Golf next month to represent Wales in the finals against players from England, Scotland, Ireland Australia and New Zealand.

The Wales Golf Festival saw events for all standards of player from disability, new golfers and the elite end of junior golf in Wales.
“Overall this was a great event,” said Wales Golf Championship Co-Ordinator Daniel Fullager.

“We had some great feedback from participants about the course. It was all run really smoothly, and Garnant Park were great hosts who were very receptive to the event.”

Friday saw the Disability Event with a record 29 entries, won by Morgan Jones of St Pierre with 38 points, beating the biggest field in any Wales Golf disability competition.

There were 26 entries to the New2Golf Summer Swing for new players, won by Peter Kemp from Bridgend.

With some thunder around, the only event on Saturday was the 9-Hole Challenge, with 17 clubs entering pairs to qualify to play at St Andrew’s the Friday before the 150th Open takes places there.

Then on Sunday there was the PING Junior Tour Event 4. The U14 category was won by Johnny Bates (Gower GC), U12 was won by Thomas Maclean (Pennard GC), U10 was won by Harry Smith (Ludlow GC), and the U8 category was won by Bobi Jones (Nefyn GC).