Monday, January 22, 2018

T&T 3rd at Caribbean Golf

Trinidad and Tobago placed third in the 27th edition of the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships, presented by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, which concluded recently. The hosts Puerto Rico secured their seventh straight title at  the Sugarcane Course, with arch rivals Dominican Republic second in the overall standings.

Conducted by the Caribbean Golf Association and hosted by the PRGA at Dorado Beach Resort & Golf Club, the 54-hole event showcased the participation of a total of eight teams, six of those with a full delegation of 14 golfers divided by age groups at the male and female divisions.

Puerto Rico earned the first place as Best Team Overall with a total of 161 points. Out of their team total, 55 points were added on the final day when a total of four out of the six categories earned the maximum ten points.  

In second place finished the Dominican Republic with 136 points and a strong finish by two of the players at the Boys 17& U level. The team from T&T secured third place with 121 points, followed by Bahamas (92), Jamaica (69) and the USVI (61).  

The teams of Barbados and the Cayman Islands were not able to field full teams, but counted on a delegation of juvenile golfers to represent their respective countries. Other special prizes were also awarded to individual golfers who earned invitations to the Duke of York—Young Champions Trophy.


T&T Individual results

Boys 17 & under 

Tied 3rd-Dinesh Jackaree, Wan Joo Lee-228 

6th-Sol Joanni -239


Boys 15 & under

1. Liam Bryden-223

8. Varun Singh-239


Boys 10 - 13

11. Brandon Matabatal-262

13. Zico Correia-289


Girls 17 & under

4. Ysabelle Lawrence-245

6. Ana Ferreira-271


Girls 15 & under

3. Sabrina Mitchell -251

7. Serena McKenzie -264


Girls 10-13

3. Sarah Ramphal - 288

6. Zoe Correia-299