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Reuben helps Wales to Irish win

A COLWYN Bay schoolboy has achieved further national success as part of the Wales U18 squad recently.

Rydal Penrhos School’s Reuben Bather, a Year 11 pupil, was part of the eight-man Welsh team that took on Ireland in the annual Cardigan Trophy at Rosslare Golf Club in County Wexford last month.

The sports scholar and scratch handicapper continued his exceptional recent form to secure some valuable points for the Wales squad throughout the three-day competition, enabling them to come away with the trophy after a stunning team display.

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 149th 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: “This is yet another outstanding achievement for Reuben, who is one of the brightest young golfers anywhere in the country and has worked immensely hard to achieve this kind of reputation.

“The sky is truly the limit for him in terms of what he can go on to achieve in the future, and we are delighted with the way he has developed his enormous skill-set during his time at Rydal Penrhos.”

Photo Caption: Reuben Bather, fourth from the left, with his Wales U18 team-mates in Ireland.