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Junior tour off to successful return

A TOTAL of 68 young golfers took part as the Ping Welsh Junior Tour returned to the calendar. 

A TOTAL of 68 young golfers took part as the Ping Welsh Junior Tour returned to the calendar.

Dozens of youngsters took part in the first event of the season at Mold Golf Club in Flintshire, with many of them travelling long distances from south and west Wales to take part.

Young players compete at under-eight, under-ten, under-12 and under-14 levels, with the honours split evenly between the north and the south.

Tredegar Park’s William Johnson won the under-14 category on a countback after finishing level with home player George Ledsham.

James Palfrey of Greenmeadow beat Pennard’s Thomas Maclean in the under-12s, while Wrexham’s Ricky Mohun won the under-ten category ahead of Kailum-Jai Hulbert of Bryn Meadows.

In the under-eights, Bobi Jones of Nefyn edged out George Smith of Ludlow.

“It was great to see so many young golfers from all around Wales learning to compete and have fun in the first PING Junior Tour event of the season,” said Wales Golf’s event organiser Daniel Fullager.

“Naturally there was a strong contingent from North Wales clubs, but it was also good to see so many travelling to take part in what is a series of national events held around Wales.

“The standard was high with plenty of good scores, which augurs well for the next event to be held in Caernarfon.”

As well as the curtain-raiser at Mold, further events will be held at Caernarfon, Lakside Garthmyl, Garnant Park, Builth Wells and Aberdare.

The season will culminate with a final held at Tredegar Park.

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