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Colwyn Bay pupil named in Wales U18 squad

A GOLF Academy sensation at Rydal Penrhos School has earned another Wales squad selection ahead of a high-profile upcoming fixture.

Reuben Bather, a Year 11 pupil at the Colwyn Bay-based school, has been named in the Wales U18 side that will take on their Irish counterparts at Rosslare Golf Club in County Wexford from March 14-17.

The sports scholar will be part of an eight-player squad that will take part in a practice day, before getting down to business with a two-day team and individual contests that will determine the overall victor.

This is the latest in a series of impressive accolades for the scratch handicapper, who was part of the Welsh side that secured a historic victory in the Quadrangular tournament in Holland last year.

He was also part of the Rydal Penrhos side that secured the ISGA Northern Area title alongside fellow Academy members Adrian Lewis and Charley Simpson, and they will now take their place in the national finals at Royal St George’s Golf Club, the home of the 2020 Open Championship.

His ongoing development as part of Rydal Penrhos’ dedicated sports scholarship programme has improved his overall game considerably, and he now sits in ninth position in the European U16 rankings.

Director of sport Allen Boyd, said: “Reuben is an enormously talented individual who is a proven and experienced competitor on the national stage, and this will be another fantastic experience for him as he looks to add to his outstanding list of recent achievements.

“He has been a huge part in the incredible success of our Golf Academy since its inception, and Reuben has also lent his support to younger members of the Rydal Penrhos community who are looking to follow in his footsteps.”