GOLFERS from the Special Olympics Wales side have taken part in the Special Olympics West Midlands Golf Tournament in Bromsgrove.

Six members from the Barry-based St Andrews Major Golf Club represented the team, with Division One player Sam Lazenbury first up in the 18-hole event.

Finishing in a round of 98, Lazenbury took second place in a closely contested group.

There were more Vale golfers in action in the nine-hole competition Division One – an event in which only four strokes divided first and fifth places. Matthew Prewett (Lavernock) came in second with a round of 57 and James Savory (Barry) finished fourth on countback with a round of 58.

In the nine-hole Division Two competition, this time there were just seven shots separating first and sixth, with Mark Eveleigh (Barry) coming fourth, again on countback, with a round of 69. Gareth Lloyd (Barry) finished in fifth place with a round of 70.

Adrian Abbot (Llantwit Major) teed off in the final nine-hole Division Three event, finishing fourth with a round of 79.

The golfers would like to thank the members and staff of the St Andrews Major golf club for the warm welcome they receive at the club every week.

For those interested in taking part as an athlete or volunteer on behalf of Special Olympics Wales, contact Jeff Savory at or call: 0780 316 5581.

Sports covered within Special Olympics Cardiff & Vale group are badminton, bocce, boccia, indoor bowls, golf, artistic gymnastics, sprint kayaking, 10 pin bowling and swimming.