Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Jones topples internationals to triumph in Trubshaw Cup

Conwy’s Lee Jones was the surprise winner of the Trubshaw Cup this weekend, picking up the Carmarthenshire Open to boot ahead of a field full of Welsh internationals.

The North Walian posted a 72-hole aggregate of 292 to take home the main spoils, ahead of the Vale’s rising Welsh star Tim Harry and Pontypridd’s Luke Thomas in joint second just three shots behind him. Another Welsh star, Ben Westgate of Treviso, was a further shot behind in third.

The field competes at Ashburnham over 36 holes on day one for the Carmarthenshire Open, before moving to Tenby on day two for another 36 holes to compete for the Tenby Golden Eagle. The scores are then combined and the 72-hole gross decides who lifts the prestigious Trubshaw Cup.

Jones flew out of the blocks on day one and carded a 66 and 74 to take the Carmarthenshire Open with a gross 140, five shots ahead of Thomas, Westgate and Prestatyn’s Jason Shufflebotham in joint second and eight ahead of Harry in third.

His first round at Tenby saw a 78, but he recovered with a 74 in the afternoon to take home the main prize.

Ian Flower of Mountain Ash took home the Tenby Golden Eagle with rounds of 71 and 75 giving him a gross of 146. Harry was a stroke behind on 147 to make the record-breaking Duncan Putter winner the “nearly-man” of the weekend, with Prestatyn’s Mark Phillips third on count back.


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