PROUD Gareth Jones will make a fourth attempt at landing one of the titles that means the most to him – the Welsh Open Young PGA Professional Championship.
Jones, based at Sandiway GC, will make his latest attempt at Anglesey’s testing Bull Bay course, the scene of his closest bid yet having finished in a share of fourth place 12 months ago.
Jones, from North Wales, is looking to make home advantage count when the event takes place next Wednesday and Thursday (April 22 and 23).
The 28-year-old said: “I was fairly pleased with how it went last year at Bull Bay but I am hoping to do a lot better.
“Being a Welshman this event has high priority on my calendar. It is certainly an event you want to win.
“Last year I put myself in contention, it was great to go out in the final group, but I just couldn’t finish it off, which was the nature of my season.
“I’m looking forward to returning to Bull Bay, which is a very underrated course. I grew up half an hour away from it and played it a lot as an amateur for my club and the county.
“The one thing you can’t control though is the weather and, like last year, you can certainly expect it be windy.”
This year’s event, which has a £12,500 prize fund plus entry to the SWALEC Wales Challenge Tour event and the Welsh Open PGA Championship at Marriott St Pierre for the winner, is again expected to be a tough affair.