A two-time Young Masters Golf (YMG) champion represented Wales in the recent men’s World Amateur Team Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy in Buenos Aires.
Rhys Pugh, 17, pictured above, won the YMG boys’ title in 2003 and 2004 and completed the course at Vale of Glamorgan and Ridgeway, before continuing to progress as an amateur golfer, including appearances in the home internationals and the European boys’ team championships.
His inclusion in the Welsh team for the prestigious biennial event – played over two courses, the Buenos Aires and Olivos Golf Clubs, outside the capital city of Argentina – is just the latest feather in his cap and has helped him to earn the world amateur ranking of 171.
A total of 69 national teams participated in inclement weather that saw two stoppages because of lightning, and subsequently the event was reduced from 72 to 54 holes.
Partnered by Alistair Jones and Oliver Farr, Pugh’s team were tied 21st with Spain, Austria and Finland, 26 shots behind the winners France.
Scotland were fifth, Ireland sixth and England were tied eighth.
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