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Staff win ‘Rydal Cup’ match

STAFF at Rydal Penrhos claimed bragging rights over pupils with a 5-2 success in a matchplay event.

The “Rydal Cup” made a welcome return to the calendar earlier this month with golfers taking to the picturesque North Wales Golf Club course in Llandudno in what were very testing conditions throughout.

Despite the eventual result it was the pupils who got off to a good start courtesy of Leo Ludwig and Jonas Lucas Nuelle, who overcame Gareth Robinson and Mike Leach 3&2 to secure the first point.

The staff responded very well courtesy of Riven Earle and Bryn Jones, who claimed a 3&2 triumph over Jacob Cousins and George Smith-Edwards, while golf co-ordinator Ian Richardson and Darren Baker notched a one-hole win over Welsh international Reuben Bather and Adrian Lewis.

Things then went the way of the academy stars once again when Niall Richardson and Richard Wolfendale produced a fine display to beat Rev Nick Sissons and Tim Cashell 4&2, but order was restored when Sally Harding and Dawn Jones came away from their contest with Emely Stern and Celina Wiedenmann with a 3&2 success.

The cup was sealed thanks to a dramatic win for John Murphy and Lee Williams, who downed Charley Simpson and Prompt Utenpattanun by a solitary hole.

German pairing Louisa Weber and Josh Schultz fell to a 2&1 defeat to staff members Phil Hilton and Tony Scarborough to conclude a highly competitive day of action.

Staff and pupils before the ‘Rydal Cup’ golf clash.