Cardiff Golf Club 12/06: Dismal conditions greeted the players ate the start of the morning round. Heavy overnight rain and drizzle for much of the morning meant receptive greens putting at a nice even pace scoring was not too high. At the end of the morning round Southerdown's Keiron Harman's low round of the day 68 gave him a 2 shot lead over Cardiff's Tom Mullins. Many players however found how unforgiving Cardiff can be, punishing wayward shots with high scores. The afternoon weather was as good as the morning had been poor and the course [;ayed as good as it looked. Unfortunately it still punished the wayward as Keiron found out on the 17th and he faded from contention. Robert Neucker (Pennard) found a hole-in-one at the second advanced his cause considerably. Matt Hill, not long joined Whitchurch as a scratch player from Leighton Buzzard was out early and with a 70 to follow his morning 71 for a 141. Anyone who remembers the Cardiff Feathers will know 141 can be a winning score, and so it proved. The Vale's Delon Hau and Ryan Thomas came close with 142 and Radyr's Mark Baird had the afternoon low round of 69. However Matt's consistency paid off to give him the County title at his first attempt. Creigiau's Joe Lukaris won the Colt's prize from Vale Resorts Matt Roberts. Matt, Delon and Ryan won the team cup for Vale Resort with 4-peat (can't believe I used an americanism like that) former champions Radyr second. The Cardiff club did the Championship proud, course condition, assistance with running the event and clubhouse facilities as good as there is. Thanks to Captain Andrew Gilham (who duly pesented the prizes) and all the Cardiff club for being ideal hosts.