Thursday, 18 July 2013

King claims South Wales crown

Newport’s Daniel King was crowned South Wales Boys Matchplay Champion, as he saw off fellow Gwent rising star Joshua Davies on the final green in the final.
The top 16 boys from the strokeplay event went through to the matchplay contest at Newport Links, which was contested over two days.
King made light-work of the opposition in the early rounds, dispatching Cardiff’s Alex Matthews 4&2, Royal Porthcawl’s Daniel Pickering 3&2 and Wrexham’s Thomas Williams 4&3 before edging past Celtic Manor’s Davies by 1 hole.
Davies, who narrowly missed out on a share of the Tucker Trophy last week, was also in fine form throughout the early rounds, eliminating Llandrindod Wells’ Charlie Spencer-White, Cottrell Park’s Kyle Harman and Cradoc’s Robert Evans before succumbing to King.
It was  a Gwent double as the Strokeplay Champion also came from the Gwent area, with Callam Morris from the Monmouthshire club claiming the title by one shot from Harman.
However, Morris failed to replicate the form that saw him clinch the strokeplay title, as he was booted out of the matchplay competition in the first round, losing out to North Walian David Ramsay, 5&3.


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