Aaron Jarvis Easily Win The 2020 South Florida PGA Junior Open
July 18, 2020
Aaron Jarvis won the boys overall title by nine shots, shooting 71 to finish at 6-under 207 at the 2020 South Florida PGA Junior Open at The Naples Beach Resort & Golf Club. He had a six-shot lead after 36 holes heading into the final round.
“The first two days my ball-striking was good and today it was my putting,” said Jarvis, a 17-year-old who works on his game at the Leadbetter Junior Golf Academy. “This is a nice win for me.”
His only hiccup Friday was a double bogey on the final hole he finished just before play was stopped for the second time.
“I didn’t mind the double just to get the round over with,” Jarvis said. With the uncertain weather on the final hole, the last group literally ran down the 18th fairway after they tee off to finish the tournament before thunderstorms rolled in again!
Jarvis finish T11 at the 42nd Junior North & South Amateur Championship
July 08, 2020
Aaron Jarvis participated in the North & South Junior Amateur Championship from July 5-8, 2020. The North & South Junior Amateur Championship put you through a complete test of skill by playing two of the world’s best golf courses at Pinehurst. Aaron finished T11 with a three round total of 216.
In round 1, the players tee off on The Centennial Course No, 8, which was designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 1996 – combines classic Donald Ross Course 2 concepts with the whimsical snarls that have become Fazio’s calling card. Fazio took full advantage of the 420 acres of rolling terrain and natural wetlands to fashion a course that’s visually enthralling and challenging yet fun to play. Aaron’s round on The Centennial Course 8 was challenging but he finish the day with an impressive 1 under 71, 6719 yards course that placed him T9 on the leaderboard.
Round 2 was played on the famous Course No. 2, designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1907. This is acenterpiece of Pinehurst Resort, remains one of the world’s most celebrated golf courses. It has served as the site of more single golf championships than any course in America and hosted back-to-back U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships for the first time in 2014. The U.S. Open will return in 2024. Aaron’s round on this famous Par 70, 6818 yards PGA course started with a challenge with three back to back bogeys and windy rainy weather. However, he responded with a couple birdies which he finished the round 2 over 72.
Round 3 was back on Course No. 8 with another impressive 1 over 73, with difficult pin locations which was very challenging.
Jarvis said “The field and courses were very challenging. I had the pleasure of playing on the famous Course No. 2 which hosted the U.S. Open. I played very well throughout the tournament with the guidance of my Coach, Andy Leadbetter.
Pinehurst is where the American golf story is rooted, and where it continues to flourish. Most know of its modern history – with stories like the Payne Stewart putt that won the 1999 U.S. Open. But locked with its archives are thousands of moments that define each generation for the past 100 years.
Aaron Jarvis finish top 5 at NFPGA Boys Junior North Florida PGA Championship
June 16, 2020
Aaron Jarvis participated in the NFPGA Boys Junior North Florida PGA Championship at the famous St. Cloud Golf Links, St. Cloud, FL on June 15-16, 2020. Jarvis finished T4 out of 101 participants with a total score 140, with 2 under par in both Round 1 & 2 on a 6541 yards, Par 72 challenging links golf course. The tournament consists of 36-Hole stroke.
Players in this year’s Championship enjoyed the Royal St. Cloud’s magnificent links course. Royal St. Cloud Golf Links has a rolling layout of wide-terraced fairways, punctuated by classic links bunkers that feature names like Spectacles, Feather, Devil’s Pocket, Hoofprint and Hell’s Bunker. Royal St. Cloud Golf Links has a great combination of Scottish-styled links features with a notable American flair for flawless fairways and silky-smooth Tifeagle greens.
The North Florida Section (NFPGA) is one of 41 Sections that make up the PGA of America. Formed in 1979, the North Florida PGA is the 4th largest of the 41 geographic Sections that make up the PGA of America. Approximately 1,250 PGA Members and 189 Apprentices strive to promote the enjoyment and growth of the game of golf in the North Florida region.
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Aaron Jarvis finish T1 at golf tournament to earn ranking on WAGR
June 01, 2020
Aaron Jarvis participated at the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour 54-Hole Junior Open at Celebration from May 30th to June 1st, in the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18. The tournament was made up of a 54-hole format with a field of five divisions that included the Tiger Woods Division Boys 16-18, Will Smith Division Boys 14-15, Ernie Els Division Boys 11-13, Justin Timberlake Division Girls 14-18, and Justin Rose Division Girls Under 13.
Aaron finished T1 that lead to a dynamic performance against Alex Long on the last round of the tournament. Long finished with scores of 75, 67, 70 with a weekend total of 212, but was able to seal his victory after a staggering tense 5-hole playoff with second place finisher Aaron Jarvis. Jarvis who took home the second-place honours with scores of 73, 69 and 70 for a weekend total of 212. This finish earned both players on the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 8-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Currently the HJGT is the largest junior golf tour in the United States hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than any other tour. The HJGT has been able to achieve this goal by running the most professional events and providing an exceptional value to all of our players and families over the last 13 years.
Justin Hastings perform well at Dustin Johhson World Junior Golf Championship
February 28, 2020
For the first time, our Junior golfer, Justin Hastings participated in the 5th annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship is proud to host an international field comprised of the game’s best junior golfers. The tournament, for Boys and Girls ages 13-18, featured 90 players from around the world and will be played at TPC Myrtle Beach February 28 – March 1st, 2020.
With the support of Johnson, the #1 ranked player in the World for over 2 years, the tournament will provide participants a PGA Tour-like experience, and the chance to test themselves against premier players from across the globe.
TPC Myrtle Beach, which was home to the Senior PGA Tour Championship & 2019 NCAA Men’s Regionals, was built with the idea of hosting Tour-level events, and Dustin Johnson World Junior Championship participants will be the beneficiaries. From names on their lockers to placards on the range and live scoring throughout the property, the tournament will provide players an experience similar to what DJ enjoys on Tour.
After three rounds, Justin finished T18 with a total score of 225 on a 54-holes stroke, 6997 Par 72 golf course.
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Juniors represents Cayman at the Orange Bowl
January 03, 2020
For the first time, our Junior golfers, Aaron Jarvis and Justin Hastings competed in the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship from January 3-6, 2020 at Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL. The field consists of 57 players who were all invited to play in this prestige event. It is a 72-Hole Stroke play on a 7064 yard, Par 71 course with no cut.
The Junior Orange Bowl serves the South Florida community and the youth of the world by providing competitive sports, academic and multicultural experiences.
This year’s field 57 highly talented junior golfers brought together entrants from such diverse locales as Iceland, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Russia, Uruguay, Croatia, Hong Kong, Slovenia, Ecuador, Finland and Northern Ireland.
The Golf Championship is one of 15 athletic, artistic and cultural events that make up the Junior Orange Bowl International Youth Festival, which celebrates its 71st anniversary in 2019-20.
After four rounds, Justin Hastings finish 5th with a total score of 285 and Aaron Jarvis finish T25 with a total of 299.
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Jarvis finish Top 10 in The Optimist International Junior Golf Championship
July 31, 2019
Cayman Islands golfer Aaron Jarvis finished 9th in his age group at the 2019 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships, which wrapped up on 31 July.
Jarvis was one of 135 golfers in the Boys 16-18 Division for the tournament contested at the PGA-level Blue Monster course in Doral, Florida.
He was tied for fourth heading into the final round after rounds of 70, 73 and 74, placing him five strokes off the top of the leaderboard with a two-over par 217 total. His 77 in the final round pushed him down the standings to finish at seven-over 294, within eight strokes of the winner, Angel Gurrera.
A top 10 placing is a remarkable finish at one of the largest and best-known junior golf tournaments in the world.
This wraps up a solid month of golf for Jarvis, who was third among 18 and Under Boys at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships that concluded in Bahamas a few days before. Earlier in the month, he was part of the men’s team that finished third at the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships in the Dominican Republic.
Top 5 finishes for Cayman golfers at Caribbean Amateur Junior Championships
July 26, 2019
Top Cayman juniors Justin Hastings, Aaron Jarvis, Holly Mclean and Lauren Needham posted top-5 finishes at the recently concluded 2019 Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships in Albany, Bahamas.
Hastings finished two shots back of Puerto Rico’s Gustavo Rangel Badillo to finish second in the Boys 15 and Under Flight in the race for the Arturo Pellerano Trophy. Hastings posted a three-round total of 10-over par 226, with his best round of 73 coming on the second day of competition. He finished 11 strokes ahead of third-place finisher Rocco Lopez of Jamaica.
Meantime, Jarvis was third in in the Boys 18 and Under Flight competing for the James Moss-Solomon Trophy. He finished four-over par with a three-day total of 220. That placed him behind eventual winner Justin Burrowes of Jamaica (-2, 214) and Puerto Rico’s Andres Aranguren (+1, 217). Jarvis’ best performance came when he shot an even 72 during the second round.
Mclean finished fourth at 11-over par 227, one stroke behind third-place finisher Darianyz Guzman of Puerto Rico among Girls 15 and Under competing for the Kenneth Francis Trophy. Lauren Needham finished tied for fifth on 247, sharing that spot with Eryn Blakely of Jamaica.
In the Boys 11-13 Flight, Sam Mclean moved up one spot on the final day to finish ninth overall of the 10 golfers competing. He ended his first Caribbean Junior Championships with a score of 277, saving his best round for last with 89 on the final day.
Andrew Hastings and Todd Purton finished ninth and 10th, respectively in the Boys 15 and Under Flight. Hastings shot 254 over three days, while Purton scored 257.
Cayman’s other golfer in the boys 18 and Under Flight was Todd Purton, who finished tied for 12th with Rayaz Ramberan of Trinidad and Tobago on 272 strokes through three rounds.
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Justin Hastings win the 2019 Elite Marble & Granite Junior Open
June 09, 2019
Young golfers played for the Elite Marble & Granite Junior U.S. Open Major that was held at North Sound Golf Club on Sunday, June 9. Golfers, whose ages ranged from 10 to 16, played in a 18-hole stroke play tournament with all golfers, boys and girls, playing as a single field, with the older, more experienced juniors playing longer yardages and the younger golfers playing from the shorter tees.
Aaron Jarvis and Justin Hastings played from the black tees, Andy Hastings, Todd Purton, and Tom Dickens played from the blue tees, Holly Mclean & Danny Lyne played from white tees, Sam Mclean played off yellow and Ben Croucher, Cian Andersen & Josh Richardson played from the red tees.
Aaron and Justin demonstrated that experience plays a significant role in the windy conditions. Justin finished with a 72 (1 over par) taking the championship whilst defending champion Aaron shot 74 finishing second
The 18-hole stroke play format in these Major Tournaments gives the more experienced golfers additional tournament play exposure as they prepare to play the annual Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships to be held this year at the Albany Golf Club, Bahamas, and other International Junior golf tournaments in the USA & UK.
Aaron Jarvis & Holly Mclean are the 2019 Junior Island Champions
May 12, 2019
The 2019 Cayman Islands Junior Championships was on May 11-12 at the North Sound Golf Club and featured 10 players ages from 11 to 18 in three divisions.
In the Girls 36-hole Championship, Holly Mclean, the current champion, defended her title with two scores of 77 and 75, for a total score over the two days of 152. The runner-up was Lauren Needham with a score of 163.
The Boys 36-hole Championship, from the Blue Tees, was closely contested with Aaron Jarvis edging out Justin Hastings to be crowned the Champion. Aaron shot two rounds of 68 to end up 6 under par for the tournament. Justin Hastings followed closely behind following 2 rounds of even par 71. Todd Purton finished 3rdafter scores of 85 and 84.
The Red Tee Tournament for the younger players was contested over 18-holes on the Sunday. Ben Croucher came out on top with a score of 84, followed closely by Sam Mclean with a score of 86.
During the trophy ceremony, the Cayman Islands Golf Association Junior Committee thanked the Junior Program sponsors for their support (RSM & JIKA Africa) and all the volunteers for their time. They also thanked the North Sound Club staff for the preparing of the course. All the junior golfers who took part were congratulated on the standard of play over the two days.
For information about Junior Programs and all CIGA events and membership information, see www.ciga.ky.
Junior golfers top April tournaments
April 26, 2019
Two Cayman junior golfers recently competed in tournaments in the United States, with winning results.
Fifteen-year old Justin Hastings topped a field of 54 junior golfers, winning the American Junior Golf Association Preview on Sunday, April 14, at the Pinewood Golf Club in Asheboro, North Carolina.
After the first round was cancelled due to rain, Justin shot a six under par 66, including seven birdies, en route to an eight stroke victory.
“The entire round went great,” said Hastings. “I really played solid for the entire round in very tough conditions against a good field. I dialed in my wedges, and a strong driver got me the seven birdies.”
Sixteen-year-old Aaron Jarvis topped a field of 17 junior golfers on Saturday and Sunday (20-21 April), winning the FCWT Open at Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida, with a two-hole playoff.
In the 36-hole competition, Jarvis shot a 5-over par 77 good for fourth overall after day one. The Caribbean Under-15 Boys champion says conditions were not ideal.
“On Saturday, the course played tough as winds were gusting and scores showed that. I managed to keep myself in contention after day 1.”
The Cayman Prep standout, however, came out to top the field on Day Two shooting one-under par 71 to force a three-man playoff at the end round score of 148. In the playoff, Jarvis stepped up to birdie the first two holes for win. Aaron was also awarded Lowest Score for the tournament.
“Day 2 was a lot calmer and I managed to take advantage of that,” said Jarvis. “I played well all round and was pleased with the way my game was throughout the weekend.”
“The competition was strong a lot of good players in the tournament and scores showed that on day two.”
Junior Golfers perform well at the CJGA World Junior Challenge
January 01, 2020
Three of the island’s junior golfers took part in the international Canadian Junior Golf Association – World Junior Challenge played at Innisbrook Golf Resort, Palm Harbor, Florida from December 27-30.
Since the inaugural tee-off in 1993, the 26th Annual CJGA World Junior Challenge has seen thousands of junior golfers, representing over 30 countries, from countries such as Australia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States in a competitive environment held at some of Florida's most prolific golf courses. This highly recognized event, held during the Winter holiday season, offers Junior Golfers the opportunity to compete in an internationally ranked tournament while experiencing the culture of Florida golf. For more information regarding this tournament, click on www.cjga.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Brad Mellon at email@example.com.
The Boys U19 division played on the famous PGA course, Copperhead, Par 71 course setup featuring very fast greens and challenging tee shots. Justin Hastings finished T4 with a three-day total score of 223 (9 over par) with an impressive 1 under par on the final day. This is an impressive performance given the top international quality of the field, with some of the best juniors in the world competing. Aaron Jarvis was set to compete in this tournament but due to illness, he had to withdraw.
The Boys U15 division played on the North Course, Andrew Hastings finished 25 with a three day total of 261 (48 over par).
In the Girls U15 Division also played on the North Course, Holly Mclean finished T10 with a total score of 251 (38 over par) from a field of 18 girls.
The Cayman Island Golf Association is run by volunteers and is entirely dependent on annual membership dues, tournament entry fees, corporate sponsorships and various other donations to fund its programs and send teams to international events.
For a full program of junior events planned for 2019 or any questions regarding other international tournaments, contact our Junior Coordinator, Robin Jarvis, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website on: www.ciga.ky
Junior Development continues with Leadbetter Junior Golf Academy
November 20, 2019
Following on from the huge success of last season, CIGA is once again running the exciting junior coaching programme in conjunction with the David Leadbetter Junior Golf Academy (LJGA) in Orlando, one of the world’s top coaching academies. This programme is aimed at supplementing the excellent coaching the juniors already enjoy here in Cayman, thanks to LJGA Senior Certified Instructor, Brett Meyer & Certified Instructor, Michael Sanabria;
The structure of the programme this season will be slightly different with an emphasis on more individual time for the better/older juniors (the A & B groups) and smaller sized classes for the younger C groups.
This season two LJGA coaches will be coming down to Cayman once every two months to work with our juniors and our coaches, so 4 visits in total over the next 8 months. These sessions will be spread over a Fri afternoon/Sat & part of Sun. For these dual coach visits this will mean in excess of 20 hours of coaching time compared with approximately 16 hours last season.
Also, in the alternate months, one of the LJGA teaching coaches will come down alongside either their fitness coach or a mental game specialist to add a completely different but important perspective to the programme.
The dates of the coaching weekends set so far are as follows:-
Fri 16/Sat 17/Sun 18th November (2 coaches)
Sat 15th December (coach plus golf fitness training specialist)
Fri 11/Sat 12/Sun 13th January (2 coaches)
Sat 16th Feb (coach plus mental/strategy specialist)
Orlando camp at LJGA HQ – during week of 4-8th March. Optional tournament at Champions Gate on the Fri/Sat/Sun
Fri 15/Sat 16/Sun 17th March (2 coaches)
The objective is to maximise the enjoyment & potential at all levels and to create an effective feeder system and development pathway from the youngest to the oldest.
We hope it will also become a door opener into some of the higher profile US junior tournaments and in due course some of the top schools and colleges. One of our top juniors is actually going up to school at the LJGA HQ starting next summer – enroute, we hope, to a US College scholarship.
There will also be an option for the juniors to participate in structured coaching camps up at LJGA in Orlando during school holidays – these will also incorporate some tournament exposure. We would expect to hold one dedicated Cayman camp during the March half term week for those A & B students keen to participate. We will be encouraging parents/juniors to participate in these bespoke weeks though it will not be a firm commitment at this stage. CIGA arranged and part funded camps for juniors up in Orlando in Feb and August and the feedback from both was excellent;
The cost to parents for this season’s programme in Cayman will be as follows:- Elite juniors/National Team (A group) CI$500; Tier One (B group) juniors CI$250; Tier Two (C group) juniors CI$100.
We are extremely grateful to our lead golf development sponsors without whom running this programme would literally not be possible:
*** RSM, The R&A, TRAC Automotive and Cayman National Bank ***
Numbers will obviously be limited so please sign up ASAP via James Walton (email@example.com) or our junior coordinators Robin Jarvis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joel Dodson (email@example.com).
Jarvis & Mclean compete in Junior Open 2018!
July 15, 2018
Two Junior golfers, Aaron Jarvis and Holly Mclean, traveled to St. Andrews, Scotland to represent the Cayman Islands in The Junior Open Championship from July 16-18. The Tournament was held on the Eden Course and comprised a stroke play contest, with 135 of the best junior players in the world from 72 countries taking part. After two rounds of play, the top 80 make the cut and play in the third round.
The Tournament started with a practice round on Sunday followed by the Opening Ceremony held on the first tee of the Old Course, at which Aaron and Holly had the opportunity to meet the 2017 Open Champion Jordan Speith.
Round 1, Aaron teed off early in cool, breezy conditions and played well for a 2 over Par 70. Holly, who at 13 was one of the youngest competitors in the field, went off in the afternoon in similar conditions and shot a solid 83.
Round 2, the roles were reversed, with Holly going out early and Aaron in the afternoon. The conditions were similar, but with intermittent rain. Holly played well on the front nine, but found the course tough coming down the stretch on the back nine and ended with a score of 86, for a total of 29 over par, unfortunately missing the cut for day 3. Aaron continued with his good form and finished with a score of 75, for a 2 day total of 7 over par, in 25th place and making the cut.
On day 3 the wind picked up more, drying out the greens and fairways. Aaron again played some nice golf and finished with another score of 75, finishing the Tournament with a 12 over par total, and placing 30th overall. This is the first time that a Cayman junior player has made the cut at the Junior Open Championship.
Prior to playing the Tournament, both Aaron and Holly had the opportunity to play a round of golf on the Old Course.
Aaron Jarvis says, “I’m really happy with my performance considering it was my first time playing on a links course. It was really tough on the front nine as well but I am really happy that I was given the chance to experience the competition. It was a good start and I played really well, especially on the back nine. I tried to stay patient even when things weren’t going well. I also enjoyed playing a round on the Old Course, prior to the Tournament. You can feel the history when you play it, including the road hole and the bridge on the 18th fairway.
Holly Mclean says, “Great experience, definitely made me nervous on the first tee and to be able to think that the 2018 champion golfer played in this tournament 10 years ago made me proud that I have earned my spot in this tournament. Looking forward to the next time I play in this event”.
Defending champion, Aaron Jarivs, takes honours at the 2018 Elite Marble & Granite Cayman Junior US Open
June 03, 2018
Young golfers played for the Elite Marble & Granite Junior U.S. Open Major that was held at The Ritz Carlton, Blue Tip Golf Club on Sunday, June 3. Golfers, whose ages ranged from 10 to 16, played on a tough course set up, and also had to deal with a one hour rain delay during the Tournament. The format was an 18-hole stroke play tournament with all golfers, boys and girls, playing in a single field, with the older, more experienced juniors playing longer yardages from the blue tees and the younger golfers playing from the gold and green tees.
Aaron Jarvis and Justin Hastings played from the blue tees Andy Hastings, Todd Purton, and Holly Mclean played from gold tees and Sam McLean and Lauren Needham played from the green tees.
Aaron and Justin demonstrated that experience plays a significant role in these tough conditions. Defending champion Aaron repeated his 2017 win by shooting an impressive 3 under par 69, with Justin taking second place shooting 77. His younger brother Andrew placed third place with 78.
The 18-hole stroke play format in these Major Tournaments gives the more experienced golfers additional tournament play exposure as they prepare to play events such as the annual Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships held this year at the Caymanas Golf Club in Kingston, Jamaica and other Junior golf tournaments in the USA & UK.
Double Siblings succeed in golf tournaments
May 17, 2018
The Hastings brothers, Justin and Andrew, completed in a two-day tournament at the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, on 12th & 13th May, which was part of the IMG Junior Golf Tour. Justin Hastings, won the 11-14 boys age group by 12 shots with scores of 2 under par 70 and even par 72, leaving him with an overall tournament score of two under par on a 6355 yard course. Following the tournament, Justin was awarded the IMG’s U14 Player of the Year award. Andrew, who was one of the youngest players in the same age group, finished in T9 place following scores of 87 and 81. Andrew was happy to see his brother come home as champion in his age group.
Just down the highway on the same weekend, The Jarvis brothers, Andrew and Aaron, competed in the FCWT Tour Open at Falcon’s Fire in Orlando, Florida, in the 15-19 boys age group playing on a 6843 yard course. They both finished Round 1 tied in second place, each posting a score of 2 over par 74. Aaron made a good run on Sunday by posting an even par round of 72, but came just one stroke short of forcing a playoff for the championship, and finished in second place with a tournament total of 2 over par. Andrew had a tougher start to the day, but played some solid golf coming in and finished in 4th place.
Holly Mclean takes honours at RSM Cayman Junior Masters
May 06, 2018
Holly Mclean was crowned the Cayman Junior Masters Champion at the 2018 RSM Junior Masters Golf Tournament on Sunday, 6 May.
Holly took the top spot with an excellent score of 5 over par 77, with defending champion Aaron Jarvis finishing second with a score of 79. Andy Hastings and Justin Hastings both finished with a score of 81, but Andy finished 3rd based on a count back.
Aaron and Justin played a combination of black and blue tees handicapped totaling 6,644 yards, Andy played 6208 yards from the White tees, Holly, Todd Purton and Tom Dickens played from the Gold tees at 5,724 yards, and young Sam McLean and Lauren Needham played 5,300 yards from the green tees.
KPMG Junior Series - Event #4
March 12, 2018
Fantastic turn out for this event with over thirty juniors out on the course. The participants ranged from season internationals Justin and Andy Hastings and Holly Mclean to several who were playing in their first ever competitive event.
15 young players took part in a competition from the junior tees, and it was great to see some girls out there competing against the boys!
Thanks are due to the parents who spent their morning supervising the groups of new players, Brad DeSchiffert of North Sound Golf Club for organizing the competition and setting up the course to make the event fair and fun for all and of course KMPG for their generous support of the series.
All the scores are available on the KPMG Series tab.
Justin Hastings Youngest Player to compete in LAAC
January 30, 2018
Justin Hastings was the youngest player to compete in the 2018 Latin America Amateur Championship.
In 2014, the Masters Tournament, The R&A and the USGA announced the formation of the Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC) in an effort to further develop amateur golf throughout this region, and specifically in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
A victory at the LAAC earns an invitation to the 2018 Masters Tournament, as well as exemptions into The Amateur Championship (conducted by The R&A) and the U.S. Amateur Championship (conducted by the USGA). The winner also earns spots in final qualifying for The 147th Open and the 2018 U.S. Open.
Justin's accomplishment was highlighted in an interview at the LAAC....Click below to see it!
Andrew Jarvis defends his Junior Championship over Justin Hastings
October 01, 2017
Andrew Jarvis is the first junior boy to defend his title as Junior Champion with Justin Hastings coming a close second. Justin was pressuring Andrew from the start of the second round coming out of the gates, birding both 1 and 2 to cut into his lead. It was a battle throughout the day for both of these boys and with Aaron Jarvis cruising as well it added more pressure. Coming down the stretch both Justin and Aaron were playing consistently and were pushing Andrew but he held them off and cruised to a 2 shot victory.
Holly Mclean successfully defended her title over Lauren Needham. Both the girls played extremely well throughout the tournament.
In the younger division Danny Lyne successfully cruised to a 4 shot victory over Sam Mclean.
Cayman Junior golfers make Cayman proud at the Future College World Tour
October 31, 2016
Cayman Junior golfers make Cayman proud at the Future College World Tour ("FCWT") Open at Disney Lake Buena Vista Golf Course in Orlando on the weekend of 29 - 30 October.
Three of Cayman’s top junior golfers, 2016 Junior Champion Andrew Jarvis, his brother Aaron and Justin Hastings qualified to compete in this tournament in Florida. The very generous sponsorship of the 2016 Junior Championship by HighWater meant that in addition to the trophy Andrew received financial support towards entry fees and travel to this event. James Walton, CIGA junior golf coordinator, explained how important it is for the junior players’ development to compete on different courses in high level events. He went on to say that it is one of the key goals of CIGA’s ongoing junior development programme to support juniors playing in these tournaments, but that this could only be achieved with the ongoing generosity of sponsors.
In the Boys 12-14 division, Aaron Jarvis and Justin Hastings were tied 77 going into the final round on Sunday. They held a 7 shot lead over second place on a demanding 6300 yard golf course. Overnight co-leader Aaron Jarvis went on to win the FCWT Junior Golf Disney 2016. Aaron posted a final round of even par 72 which included three birdies in a row. He finished with a total two day score 149 (+5) and Justin placed second with a total two day score of 153 (+9) Both boys played excellent golf coming down the stretch as they traded off birdies.
In the Boys 15-19 Division, Andrew Jarvis shot a 79 on the first day and followed up on Sunday with some excellent golf including 3 birdies to finish 76. He finished T13 with 11 over par in his division on a 6900 yard course.
The Juniors are hoping to enter another tournament early next year to continue their international competition through the FCWT tournaments. The FCWT is a non-profit organization committed to helping young men and women, ages 9-19, in their pursuit of earning a college scholarship through the challenge of competitive golf.
Cayman Island Golf Association Junior Amateur Championships
October 09, 2016
2016 Cayman Island Golf Association Junior Amateur Championships sponsored by HighWater.
The 2016 Junior Amateur Championships were held on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October at the North Sound Golf Club. 26 players aged 17 and under took part in the tournament which was divided into five different divisions.
In the Girls 36-hole championship, Holly McLean successfully defended her title with a total score over the two days of 170. Runners up were Lauren Needham (220) and Tabitha Hawkins (239), both of whom were playing in their first championship.
The Boys 36-hole championship from the Blue Tees was a closely contested affair with brothers Andrew and Aaron Jarvis and Justin Hastings within 4 shots of each other after the first round. Older brother Andrew, who at 17 was taking part in his last Junior Championship, held on to his lead and won with a one under par round of 70 on Sunday giving him a final score of 141 for the two days. Aaron finished 2nd on 146 with Justin a close 3rd on 148. Andrew Hastings won the boys 36-hole competition playing from the White Tees with a total score of 168. Runner up Tom Dickens (178).
Two other divisions were contested over 9 holes and were played from the red tees. Out of a field of 6 players in the under 10 boys Danny Lyne won with a score of 36, James Rees was the victor in the 10 and over with 41 and Beth Walton won the girls division (54)
During the trophy ceremony James Walton; CIGA Junior Golf Coordinator thanked HighWater, who have sponsored the Junior Amateur Championships for the last 3 years, for their support. His speech also included thanks to all the volunteers who had been involved in the organisation and running of the event and the North Sound Golf Club for their support and assistance. In conclusion he congratulated all the junior golfers on the standard of play over the two days.
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Cayman 27 Golfers Shoot for Top Honours
Cayman's Juniors Triumph
July 09, 2016
Cayman’s Junior golfers triumph in 2016 Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships.
Despite being one of the smallest countries to field a team in this prestigious regional event Cayman’s juniors did exceptionally well over the three days of competition in Barbados.
Top honours go to the two Cayman players in the boys 11-13 age group. Aaron Jarvis who won the group, and Justin Hastings who had lead for the first 2 days was runner up. Aaron brings home the Bob Slatter trophy - named in honour of Bob Slatter, Caribbean Golf Hall of Fame member and supporter of Junior golf in the Cayman Islands for the last 30 plus years.
Joe's Experience of a Lifetime
July 16, 2016
Cayman golfer plays in Junior British Open.
Joe Purton travelled straight from Barbados, where he represented the Cayman Islands at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships, to Scotland to join 147 other junior golfers from 80 countries around the world.
This year’s R&A Junior Open Championship, for golfers under age 16, took place less than three miles from Royal Troon at Kilmarnock (Barassie), one of Scotland’s most renowned links.
Joe shot a total of 171 but missed the cut by just one shot and did not get to play on the third day, his father, who was with him at the event, reported. “The Junior Open is an amazing event. Joe really loved the experience and although disappointed not to play on the third day he has learned so much.”
James Walton, junior golf coordinator for the Cayman Islands Golf Association, said, “We are very pleased that Joe did so well. Links golf is a very different challenge to the sort of golf he has grown up playing. We are also grateful once again to the R&A who provide this wonderful opportunity for our young golfers.”
Founded in 1994, the Junior Open is traditionally played on a nearby course shortly before The Open Championship, also known as the British Open.
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