A HOST of aspiring stars descended on Abergele Golf Club for a prestigious tournament.

The Ping Welsh Junior Tour event featured some of the best young talent from across the country, with Pyle and Kenfig golfer William Pontin making it two wins on the bounce with a fantastic 63 points to emerge victorious with the U12 crown.

Ashton Bradbury, Chairman of Championships for Wales Golf, said: “It was a great score from William which capped off a tremendous day at Abergele Golf Club.

“The course is in outstanding condition and was enjoyed by all of the players. Our thanks go to the Club for hosting this Junior Tour event.”

Chasing Pontin hard in second place was Ethan Langley from Rhondda with 62 and Harry Ledsham in third with 59.

Pontin’s two recent wins combined with his strong performances from earlier in the season see him claim first place in the U12s Order of Merit for 2018.

In the U14s age group, Penmaenmawr’s Ryan Williams enjoyed a sparkling Junior Tour debut with 41 stableford points - just enough to edge Cardigan’s Dwynwen Holgate, also with 41 points, into second place.

A strong 39 points was enough to secure third place for Morgan Yorke from Aberdovey. Dwynwen and Ioan Rowe, fourth at Abergele, share top spot in the final Order of Merit table for the U14s.

Top spots in the U8s have been shared all season by Milford Haven’s Tomas Carlson and Abergele’s Gethin Hatcher, but this week Danny Wignall from North Wales Golf Club in Llandudno produced a stunning round in his opening Junior Tour event to secure first place.

Val Franklin, Chairman of Wales Golf, added: “To see so many talented young players and their families enjoying their time at these events has been extremely rewarding. Our thanks go to Ping for all their support and we look forward to developing the Junior Tour further in 2019.”