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Junior Wales Open

14/04/2014

Principality Junior Wales Open

We are proud to support grass roots sport and through the Principality Junior Wales Open we have helped to support the next generation of Welsh golfing talent for the last four years.

In 2014, the nation’s premier junior golf competition, tees off with five regional qualifying events at renowned clubs across Wales during the Easter holidays.
 
They start at a new North Wales venue, the Vale of Llangollen, before further preliminary events at Builth Wells, Langland Bay, Celtic Manor Roman Road and Radyr.

Successful junior qualifiers in Under-13, Under-15 and Under-18 age groups will then contest a grand final over the Celtic Manor Twenty Ten Course on August 13th, the stage for Wales’ first Ryder Cup in 2010.

As title sponsors we are proud to be building on the legacy of Wales’ first Ryder Cup with the Celtic Manor Resort by holding this competition which hopes to foster future champions to follow in the footsteps of Welsh Ryder Cup heroes like Ian Woosnam and Phillip Price, and Solheim Cup star Becky Brewerton.

The potential of youth was underlined in last year’s Principality Junior Wales Open when the overall title was won by Arrun Singh-Brar who, at the age of 14, beat boys four years his senior to claim the trophy with a superb round of 74.

While, Ashburnham’s Nia Greville followed up her success in winning the Welsh Girls’ Championship just three days before by claiming the girls’ title with a round of 77.
Graeme Yorston Group Chief Executive at Principality Building Society, said: “We’re delighted to continue sponsoring this competition and support the Celtic Manor Resort in developing the next generation of Welsh golfing talent.
 
“In 2011, our first year of sponsorship, we had Amy Boulden as the Principality Junior Wales Open girls’ champion and she has just turned professional after a stellar amateur career which included winning the Curtis Cup for Great Britain and Ireland.
 
“A former boys’ winner, Rhys Pugh, has gone on to be crowned the European Amateur Champion and play in the last two Walker Cups. So the examples are there for this year’s players to aspire to and we are proud to enable and open up these opportunities for young people.

“We look forward to another exciting year of competition, starting during the Easter holidays on some of the finest courses in Wales.”

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