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Wales Golf announces changes to Junior Championships for 2019

20 Dec 18

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We are delighted to announce further enhancements to some of Wales Golf’s Junior Championships for 2019. An additional qualifying event for the Ping Welsh Junior Tour has been confirmed and our Under 16s & Under 14s Championships will be extended by an extra day.

Ping Welsh Junior Tour

Following on from another successful and record breaking 2018, a sixth regional event will be added to the Tour next year, all leading up to the end of season Tour Final to be held at Newport Golf Club. The Royal Town of Caernarfon Golf Club and The Monmouthshire Golf Club will be hosting their first Ping WJT events in 2019 whilst established hosts Mold, Carmarthen, Llantrisant & Pontyclun and Lakeside (Garthmyl) complete the line up. The series will once again be generously supported by Ping.

Championship Manager David Wilson remarked “The Ping Welsh Junior Tour continues to go from strength to strength, and another event in the calendar is something we feel the young golfers of Wales will welcome. We are also delighted that Ping will continue to sponsor the Tour, as it undoubtedly adds so much to the experience for our competitors.”


Welsh Under 16s & Under 14s Championships

Having changed the championships into  mixed events last season with great success, they  will be extended to two day competitions in 2019 with the U16s playing 54 holes and the U14s 36. As is usual with national championships the leading players after the first day will tee off in the final groups on day two so adding to the excitement of the events. In 2019 the tournaments will be held at Clyne Golf Club on 22-23 August..

2018 Champions Tomi Bowen and Kasumi Tran

Gillian O’Leary, Wales Golf Performance Director, said “Extending these championships in this way will give our elite young players an early taste of multi-day competition which will give them valuable experience.”

These events form part of the Wales Golf championships pathway for junior players which provides competitive opportunities for players as young as 6 all the way through to the national U18s championships and adult events beyond that.

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