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.
Buildbase FA Trophy
Wrexham will put Vanarama National League promotion thoughts to the back of their minds this Saturday when promotion rivals Leyton Orient visit North Wales for a Buildbase FA Trophy tie. The Dragons have suffered three successive League defeats, but are still right in the promotion mix and will focus on the... Read More
Merthyr Town have been caught up in a Buildbase FA Trophy row and as a result their EvoStik Southern League fixture against Weymouth has been postponed. The fixture, scheduled for the MetCoaches Stadium in Merthyr, was called off because of Weymouth’s trophy clash with Needham Market. But Suffolk club Market then withdrew... Read More
Wrexham eased into the FA Trophy second round thanks to three first half goals in their 3-0 home win against Boston United. Manager Graham Barrow made five changes from the FA Cup second-round replay defeat at Newport and said afterwards: “All I said to the players was we’ve been boasting a... Read More
Basingstoke and Merthyr Town will pay tribute to a man who dedicated his life to football when they clash at the Camrose on Saturday. Alan Turvey, a Basingstoke vice-president, has passed away at the age of 85 and the teams will observe a minute’s silence before kick-off. He started his career in... Read More
Merthyr Town crashed out of the Buildbase FA Trophy, slipping to a bitterly disappointing 2-0 defeat against Lewes. Player-manager Gavin Williams included himself among the substiututes and went on during the second half along with Ryan Prosser and Corey Jenkins. But Sussex hosts Lewes had the edge and won thanks to first... Read More
Merthyr Town are ready for their leap from Southern League football into the Dripping Pan. The Martyrs travel to face Sussex club Lewes, who play at the Dripping Pan Stadium, in the Buildbase FA Trophy on Saturday. Manager Gavin Williams and his players won 3-2 at Farnborough in the last round to... Read More