Celtic Manor golfer Josh Davies claimed the best win of his career by winning the prestigious
Duncan Putter at Southerndown Golf Club.
has represented Wales through the age grades and won the Principality Junior
Wales Open in 2012, but this was the best win of his senior amateur career.
Twenty Ten member Davies
was one of only two players to break 70 on the challenging links
course, his round of 69 laying the foundations for victory in tricky
Conor O'Rourke (Nass Golf Club) was a shot back of Davies in second place with
Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick Golf Club), and defending champion Jimmy Mullen
(Royal North Devon), in tied third.
the top eight players were from Wales, with Conwy’s Evan Griffiths in third,
Llanwern’s Owen Edwards and Southerndown’s Llew Matthews tied in sixth
Golf Union of Wales director of performance Ben Waterhouse said:
great to see Josh winning the Duncan Putter, but in some ways it was even
more encouraging to see the number of Wales players who were challenging
at the top end of the leaderboard. The
Duncan Putter always attracts a strong entry of the best players around
the UK and Ireland, so such a strong home performance has got to be good.
Winner: Josh Davies - 291
Runner-up: Conor O'Rourke - 292
=3rd: Evan Griffiths, Jonathan Thomson, Jimmy Mullen - 294
Matthews, Owen Edwards - 296