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.
Celtic Dragons are preparing for an Easter weekend double when they have two Vitality Netball Superleague matches on successive days. The Superleague teams are split between two venues with Dragons playing in Coventry - against Saracens Mavericks on Saturday and Wasps the following afternoon. Britain’s leading netball teams and players take to... Read More
Welsh middle distance star Melissa Courtney celebrated St David's Day by winning a 3,000m bronze medal at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow. The Poole AC athlete also ran a huge personal best, smashing her own Welsh 3,000m indoor record in the process as she finished third behind home... Read More
Evan Hoyt landed his third ITF World Tour doubles title on the year in Scotland. The Welshman was partnered to victory in the $25,000 Glasgow tournament by fellow Brit Luke Johnson against the American Tom Fawcett and Alexander Ritschard. The British pairing set off at a furious pace in the... Read More
Three Welsh athletes have been included in the Great Britain team for next month's European Indoor Athletic Championships. Melissa Courtney, Owen Smith and Joe Brier have been named in a 48-strong squad for the event which starts in Glasgow on March 1. Middle distance star Courtney earned her place in the... Read More
Strathclyde Sirens 46, Celtic Dragons 50 Celtic Dragons endured a torrid time in Glasgow, but battled to a close fought Vitality Netball Superleague victory. Captain Nia Jones and her team won the second, third and final quarters to earn a 50-46 against Strathclyde Sirens in Scotland. “It was a torrid match and could... Read More
Ellie Nawele and Dee Bolakoro are battling for World Cup places when they play for Celtic Dragons in Vitality Netball Superleague matches. Both players are in the provisional 23-strong Fijian Pearls squad named by Australian coach Vicki Wilson and are on course to represent their county during the World Cup in... Read More