The Boys Junior Open Gross Division saw home club member Rhys King use his local knowledge to his advantage, firing a 79, to earn a 1-shot victory over Ambrose Eaves in second. Ambrose moves into the Top 10 on the Order of Merit, while Ben Benetar added a third place finish to his win yesterday in the Wales Open.
Rhys’ 79 left him with a Net total of 66, which earned him a daily double, as he took the Net Division top spot this time with a 3-shot margin over fellow L&PGC member Ioan Mann. Ioan fired a fine 69, while Ben picked up a second third place trophy on the day, as his 74 was enough to add a second piece of glassware.
Maisie Whittall (81) made it 2 wins in 2 days, and she moves into second place on the Order of Merit table. Masie looks to chase down Ellie at the top of the table. cKarabo Gwet (84) added another trophy to her Wales tally by coming home in second.
Amelia McGinty (72) added another win to her season total, and strengthened her position at the top of the Net Division Order of Merit. Karabo Gwet (74) took her second piece of silver glassware on the day, by finishing as the runner up in both gross and net.
The Boys 9-12 Gross Division was headed by Oliver McDonnell, as he added a second Wales victory, with a round of 72, giving him a 4-shot victory over Kodi Dean. The Top 2 on the OOM took the top 2 places here, while Thomas James matched Kodi’s 76, but just lost out on the countback over the back 9, so had to settle for third place, but a nice trophy nonetheless.
Harry Dean continued his superb form over the border by making it two Net Division wins in 2 days. Harry carded a superb 60, to claim a 2-shot victory over Olani Kitaba-Davies in second. Dylan C Jones (65) came in third, as home club members chased Harry all the way.
Rex Pickavance made it 2-wins from 2 events in Wales, taking the L&PGC title with a round of 41, ahead of Aryan Lally in second. Aryan had a fine round of 43 to take the runner up place, while Alexander Bird added the 3rd place trophy to his cabinet with a round of 46.
The 7-8 Division saw Marcus Karim return to winning ways with his brilliant round of 35, earning him a 4-shot victory over Zachary Blayney in second. Alfie Skinner grabbed third place just a single shot further back, but had to overcome Harry Odell on countback.
Harry Mody took the win in the 9-10 Division as he signed for a round of 41, and avoided a 3-way tie behind him, as Georgia Groves, Jenson Ringer and Aditya Sawhney all ended the day on 42.
Georgia came out on top of the countback decision based on her better final 6 holes, Jenson settled for third place, while Aditya was the unlucky one to just miss out.
The BJGT now moves west to Clyne Golf Club for the third and final event of the 2022 Wales Swing. Clyne, another stunning venue and another very different test of golf, chwarae’n dda pawb!