March 12, 2016
24th Cayman Islands Amateur Championship
24th Cayman Islands Amateur Championships - Presented by TRAC Automotive
The Amateur Championships are the flagship event for Cayman Islands Golf Association. This year 74 golfers, a record number, took part in the 36-hole event. It was a fantastic two days of golf with a great atmosphere around the 18th green on Sunday as the competitors gathered to watch and cheer as the final players completed their rounds.
In his speech at the trophy presentation on Sunday evening CIGA President Paul Woodhouse congratulated the North Sound Golf Club for presenting the course in such good condition and thanked the whole team at the club for their help with organising the event and their hard work and support during the two days of play which ensured that 2016 Amateur Championships ran smoothly.
Title sponsor TRAC had provided two cars as prizes for a hole in one. Sadly, despite the best efforts of all the players in the field no one walked away with a new vehicle.
There were some fierce battles in many of the divisions with only a shot or two between first and second place.
The Cayman Islands Amateur Champions for 2016 – with their scores for 36 holes are.
Men: - Joel Dodson 144 runners up Andrew Jarvis & Philip Wight 145
Ladies: - Isabel Mendes 160 runner up Nitti Howe 162
Seniors: - Scott Kapuscinski 152 runners up Paul Woodhouse & Joe Defilippo 155
Super Senior: - Braden Howe 163 runner up Andy Newton
With the association’s focus for 2016 being on golf development It was fantastic to have four members of the Cayman Islands Junior Team, who are alumni of the junior programme, taking part. Second placed player in the men’s championship, 17 year old Andrew Jarvis also had the low round of the tournament – a 3 under par 68. Justin Hastings and Aaron Jarvis (both 13 years old and playing in the Championship off the black tees for the first time) came in with fantastic scores of 151 and 152, which put them in tied 5th and 6th places respectively. The future of Cayman golf is looking very good indeed and as Champion Joel Dodson said in his speech – it is highly unlikely that the next winner of the island championship will be over 20 years of age.
Alongside the scratch championship we had 20 men, 5 super seniors and 8 ladies playing in the handicap competition.
Men winner Stuart Reed, runner up Jason Perras third Robert O’Callaghan
Ladies Judy Miller, runner up Rocio Esau
Super Seniors, Paul Anderton, runner up Alan Brooks