Rhys Enoch has set himself an ambitious target of a top 16 finish at the US Open as he bids to underline it as his breakthrough tournament. The Welshman has already entered the record books with a second round 66 at Pebble Beach on Friday – the fourth lowest US Open round ever recorded at the course. Enoch - who turns 31 today (Sunday) – is hoping to celebrate his birthday in style by finishing high enough on the final leaderboard to earn an automatic place in next year’s tournament.
Jazz Carlin is four months into the rest of her life after 14 years as an international swimmer. Wales’ Commonwealth champion and Olympic medallist spoke to Liz Byrne about life after swimming, her hopes, her fears, and her body. When double Olympic silver medalist Jazz Carlin announced her retirement from the pool she embarked on a new life that has brought a host of changes where excitement coexists with uncertainty. Carlin revealed she would be quitting the pool in February 2019 following a career that encompassed the misery and desolation of missing out on a home Olympics in 2012 through to the joy of double silver in the 400m and 800m freestyle four years later in Rio de Janeiro.
Teenage quarterback Harry Taylor has plenty of experience to call on during his rookie season with the South Wales Warriors in which he’s been throwing touchdowns for fun. The 19-year-old product of the club’s youth system is being guided through the season by starting QB Dean Jackson and, as his dad says, the college student comes from “a football family”. Though Taylor, from Cardiff, is in his first season of senior British American Football Association National League action he has been involved with the Llanharan-based Warriors since he was 13 and played for an “American high school style football programme” at the SGS College Bristol Academy of Sport.
Elfyn Evans completed a very long, baking hot and bone shaking Saturday in Rally Italy in fourth position – and there will be no easing off on the final day on Sunday, as the M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC driver starts it just 7.9 seconds ahead of fifth placed Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai). While the top three edged out a bit of a gap at the top of the leaderboard, Evans was embroiled in a very close battle with the Norwegian driver. Co-driven by Scott Martin, the Welshman will want to hold onto fourth, as it will give him extra points and put him in pole position to benefit from any mistakes or misfortune that happen ahead of him.
Rhys Enoch will tee off at the third round of the US Open on Saturday afternoon, boosted by the confidence gained from the round of his life. The young Welshman fired an astonishing 5-under-par 66 at Pebble Beach – the second best round of the day. Only tournament leader Gary Woodland, who shot 65, managed a better score on the day as Enoch made the cut, despite opening with a round of 78 on Thursday.
James Broome will go head-to-head with his Great Britain teammates this weekend, when the Welsh carriage-driver competes at the Tristar Welsh National event at Cricklands. Two weeks ago, Broome – son of show jumping legend David – was part of the GB team that won a bronze medal at the Nations Cup in Holland. On Saturday and Sunday, he will be in opposition to colleagues Daniel Naprous and Wilf Bowman-Ripley at an event in Crick that counts as both a qualifier for the UK National Championships as well as a selection event for the British team.
Tesni Evans is heading home to Wales after her first experience of World Tour finals squash - a tournament which involves only the highest ranked players. Rhyl-based Evans was among eight female players in the tournament played at the Mall of Arabia, Cairo. The 25-year-old British champion defeated New Zealand’s Joelle King,... Read More
Tesni Evans has dealt a major blow in her quest for success at the PSA World Tour Squash finals at the Mall of Arabia, Cairo. Rhyl-based Evans defeated New Zealand’s Joelle King 11-9, 7-11, 11-8 in the final women’s match of the day. “I’m really happy with that,” said 26-year-old Evans, who... Read More
Tesni Evans, the pride of Welsh squash, is aiming to fire up her PSA World Tour Final chances at the Mall of Arabia in Cairo this evening. British and Wales champion Evans, based in North Wales, takes on New Zealand’s Joelle King in her second group clash. Victory for 26-year-old Evans is... Read More
British squash champion Tesni Evans, the Wales number one, took on the World’s best squash player in Cairo this evening (Sunday). Cardiff-born Evans, ranked World number nine, faced Egypt’s Raneem El Welily - and gave her opponent some uncomfortable moments before losing 11-6, 11-4. The result was a straight games win for... Read More
British champion Tesni Evans is heading up a female squash initiative in Wales. The World number nine, who is based in the Rhyl area, is leading a Squash Wales bid to increase the number of women and girls playing the sport. A number of women'a sessions now run throughout Wales, with sessions... Read More
St Asaph-Based Pride Of Welsh Squash Tesni Evans Earns World Tour First In Finals Played Next to Egypt's Pyramids
Welsh squash sensation Tesni Evans is taking on her biggest challenge yet – and is relishing the prospect. Cardiff-born Evans, who lives in St Asaph in North Wales, is the first female Welsh player to qualify for the PSA World Tour finals which feature eight of the World's best players. Evans... Read More