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New Career for Williams
By Chris Smart  Electronic Telegraph

CRAIG WILLIAMS, who won the Welsh Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl on Saturday, has finally decided to turn professional after two years of hesitation.

Williams, 23, from Creigiau, west of Cardiff, has twice narrowly missed out on a Walker Cup place and will compete in the Wales Open at Celtic Manor this week as an invited amateur.

Then he will head for Denmark and the European Individual Championship, in which he once collected a silver medal. After that the home internationals take place at Woodhall Spa, and he then intends to go to the European Tour Qualifying School to seek his card.

Williams lifted the Welsh title in wind and rain with a tense victory on the last green in the 36-hole final over Lee Harpin, from the North Wales club at Llandudno. Harpin twice recovered from a three-hole deficit to square the match, but when he three-putted the final green it was all over and Williams, a former Welsh Open Stroke Play champion, had filled in a missing piece of his career jigsaw.


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