Latest Jamaica News (McKoy’s News): Morris Takes JGA Heroes Weekend Golf Classic – Sean Morris teamed up Dr. Mark Newnham to help Jamaica win the CGA Four-Ball Championships for the first time but they were fierce competitors at the Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) Heroes Weekend Golf Classic, with Morris coming out the winner by just one stroke. The two day tournament was played at Constant Spring Golf Club on day one and Caymanas Golf Club on day two.
Newnham was the leader at the end of day one after scoring 74 to Morris’ 77 at Constant Spring however when they journeyed to Caymanas on the second day Morris posted 74 to Newnham’s 78 for two-day totals of 151 and 152 respectively.
According to Morris “the conditions that existed at the Constant Spring Golf course as well as Caymanas Golf Club were quite challenging due to the thickened rough and it played like a real championship event.” Both courses were affected by the on-going rain on the island recently.
Regarding the win, Morris said “coming off the high of being the senior champion of the Caribbean (along with Mark Newnham), it was quite an accomplished feeling for me to have won and a clear indication that my good form has carried from that. It is quite a challenge in this sport to ride the crest of a wave but I have been working very hard and trying to tweak the game to get more out of my rounds and it seems to be coming along nicely.”
Both men competed in the Men & Men Senior 0-6 handicap category which saw William Knibbs taking third spot with scores of 76 and 82 for a two-day total of 158 or seven strokes behind the winner.
Constant Spring Golf course is par 70 while Caymans Golf Course is par 72.
Diane Hudson posted scores of 94 and 97 for a combined score of 191 to get the better of the other lady in the tournament by 28 strokes, when Valerie Grant carded 115 and 104 for a total score of 219.
Kristian Chin 165 (78, 87) and Cave Cameron 168 (83, 85) – the immediate past president of Cricket West Indies, were the top two golfers in the Men & Men Senior 7- 12 category.
The tournament attracted some Americans who were on the island. Two of them topped the Men & Men Senior 13-24 category, with Ronald Allen scoring 92 and 91 at Constant Spring and Caymanas respectively for a total score of 183 or five strokes ahead of Carl Lewis 96 and 92 (188).
The Men Super Senior 0-12 category had the largest number of competitors – fifteen. Robert Chin 155 (76, 79) topped the group while George Hugh took the second spot with scores of 77 and 79 (156) or just one stroke behind the winner.
Former JGA president Wayne Chai Chong 157 (82, 75) was third while the current president Peter Chin grabbed 5th place with scores of 80 and 84 for a two-day total of 164.
Linval Freeman, the lone competitor in the Men Super Senior 13-24 posted 201 (97, 104).
Several juniors were also on the course. Ryan Lue and Christen Chin lead their age group 11-13 with combined scores of 160 (76, 84) and 251 (132, 119) respectively for boys and girls.
Tenny Davis topped the 14-15 age group with score 182 (86, 96) while Radina Lobban won the 16-18 group after posting scores of 77 and 85 for 162 overall.
Feature Image: Sean Morris celebrates topping the JGA Heroes Weekend Golf Classic by flicking the ball.