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Ella dominates at Abergele to win the Welsh title; goLF.

VALE of Glamorgan's Ella Griffiths dominated the Welsh Girls Championship at Abergele.

It was a good event for Vale Resort players with Griffiths winning the stroke play stages and then proving herself the master of matchplay as well.

Having been runner-up two years ago she was determined to go one better this time round. She led the qualifying stage by seven shots and by so doing became the Welsh Girls' stroke play champion for 2015.

In the match play stages she did not have to go beyond the 16th hole in any round, eventually beating Jordan Ryan from Newport Golf Club in the final.

North Wales golfer Ben Chamberlain became the first player since the 1970's to retain the Welsh Boys Championship.

Chamberlain had qualified for the matchplay stages in second place with a 4 under par total of 138 He had a comfortable passage through the matchplay rounds until reaching the final. That was a tightly-fought game which could have gone either way until Chamberlain edged ahead to win the match at the 20th hole.

Wrexham's Thomas Williams had come out on top in the stroke play stages with a 7 under par 36 hole total of 135. He fell to Vale Resort's Oliver Brown at the 19th hole in the quarter-finals.

Brown then lost to Harries in the semis, while Chamberlain qualified for the final by beating Clyne's Jordan Golley.

"Congratulations to Ben and Ella, both finalists from the last two years and they both performed strongly from the very start this time round," said Ashton Bradbury of the Golf Union of Wales.

"Abergele put on a wonderful event and the course was in excellent condition, suitable for a championship of this standing - a good test in both stroke play and match play formats."

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 30, 2015
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