Marquez, Sealy in Copa golf squad
2012 Caribbean Junior Golf Champion Matthew Marquez and University of West Florida-based national senior player Talin Rajendranath are both included in the team named by Trinidad and Tobago Golf Association (TTGA) to represent T&T at the 2013 Copa de las Americas. National senior ladies teammates Monifa Sealy and Kelsey Lou Hing, both playing golf at colleges in the United States, are the other golfers in the four-member squad.
Ten countries will compete in the tournament from 2013 from January 3-6 at the Trump Doral Golf Resort's Blue Monster course in Miami, Florida.
The Copa de las Americas is an amateur team competition for countries in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. There are three 72-hole competitions – men's, women's and overall – with 18 holes played on each of the four days. This will be the fifth playing of the Copa de las Americas, and the first time the championship will be conducted in the United States. The USA won the 2010 overall championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jessica Korda and Jennifer Song of the USA won the women's portion of the championship, while the USA's Nathan Smith and Peter Uihlein finished second to the team from Argentina. In 2010, the TTGA sent only a women team which placed 6th out of 12 teams.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Men: Matthew Marquez, Talin Rajendranath
Women: Kelsey Lou-Hing, Monifa Sealy
Men: Jaime Lopez Rivarola, Alejandro Tosti
Women: Delfina Acosta, Maria Olivero
Men: Albin Choi, Corey Conners
Women: Brooke Henderson, Augusta James
Men: Ricardo Jose Celia, Carlos Ernesto Rodriguez
Women: Laura Blanco, Maria Camila Serrano
Men: Sebastian Barnoya, Rodrigo Olivero
Women: Pilar Echeverria, Lucia Polo
Men: Rodolfo Cazaubon, Carlos Ortiz
Women: Fabiola Arriaga, Gabriela Lopez
Men: Miguel Ordonez, Omar Tejeira
Men: Joaquin Lolas, Miguel Tola
Men: Steven Fox, Chris Williams
Women: Lindy Duncan, Erynne Lee
Men: Jorge Garcia, Gustavo Morantes
Women: Claudia De Antonio, Maria Alejandra Merchan