Jamaica Sports News: Kevin Rodriquez highlighted day two of the 31st Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championship at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club, with a two-under par 70, to end with a two day total of 147.
Thursday’s performance the best in the competition so far, was a major improvement for the 15 and under Dominican Republic player, who finished day one atop the leaderboard with a 5-over par 77.
Rodriquez is followed by Aaron Jarvis of the Cayman Islands and Diego Saavedra of Puerto Rico, who are tied for second on 149.
Jamaica’s Cebert Walker who led the “18 and under category” on day one, is now tied for second on 152 with teammates Justin Burrowes and Jack Stein, after a disappointing round of 8 over par 80.
Melvin Morales of Puerto Rico leads the group on 151, after Thursday’s three over par.
Jamaica’s Rocco Lopez leads the “13 and under category”, after shooting five over par for a day-two total of one hundred and fifty-three. He’s two strokes ahead of Puerto Ricans Darrel Santiago and Chris Richards, who are both on one hundred and fifty-five.
Valeria Pacheco of defending champion Puerto Rico continues to lead the girls “18 and under category” ahead of Jamaica’s Kei Harris.
They shot seven over par and eight over respectively to end with scores of one hundred and fifty-four and one hundred and fifty-six. The other Jamaican to feature in the category is Tiana Cruz who is tied for third with Maria Sanchez of the Dominican Republic, with a total of one hundred and sixty-one.
The “15 and under girls category” is led by Kim Yea Eun of the Dominican Republic. She shot seven over par to end with one hundred and fifty-seven. She is followed by Odwin Emily 160 of Barbados and Ashely Michel of Bahamas 161.
Holly McLean of the Cayman Islands is ahead by four strokes, in the girls “13 and under category”. She is on one hundred and sixty-four after shooting nine over par on day two. Darianys Guzman of Puerto Rico 168 and Emily Mayne 174 of Jamaica, round out the top three positions.
Jamaica, despite winning three age group categories on day two, the “18 and under boys and girls” and the “15 and under boys”, are still in second place overall on 97 points. This is 6 behind defending champions Puerto Rico.
The golfers from all 8 participating countries, who are competing for the Hank James trophy, will return to the course on Friday, for the final round of the 54-hole championship.