WELSHPOOL golfer Tomi Bowen helped Wales to 17th place in the Eisenhower Trophy at World Amateur Team Championships in Abu Dhabi this week.

The teenager was joined by James Ashfield and Matt Roberts in representing Wales against the best in the world.

Bowen ended on a two under par 70 on the opening day and recorded a one under par 71 on day two.

Bowen repeated the scores in round three and four to end 30th overall with 282 points, 10 points behind the eventual champion and Wales’ highest placed player.


Earlier this year the youngster smashed the course record during the Irish Amateur Open while also ending second at the Welsh Amateur Championships in Newport in July.

It continues a stellar year for the 20 year old.

In this year's Home Internationals in Machynys he helped Wales to a rare victory over England, claiming a point in the singles beating Tyler Weaver of Bury St Edmunds.

He was also unbeaten against Ireland and Scotland, against Scotland a foursomes victory with Walker Cup player James Ashfield and a singles victory over Angus Carrick.

Against Ireland he had halved matches in the foursomes and singles.

He was also part of the Wales team that reached the final of Flight B in the European Amateur Team Championships. 

Bowen finished third in the Irish Men's Amateur Championship and the Duncan Putter, as well as fifth in the Welsh Men's Open Stroke Play Championship and won the Bernard Darwin Salver in March, and event for Under 21's.

He has risen to a best ever World Amateur Golf Ranking of 255th.