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

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