Hanover, Jamaica. Patrick Cover of the USA won the 52nd Alacran Jamaica Open on Saturday after posting a five under par 67 for an overall total of 204 or twelve under par for the three-day tournament which was held at Tryall Club in Hanover for the first time.
His final day score card showed 8 birdies, a bogey and a double bogey on hole number 15 for a five under par 67. He posted scores of 69 and 68 on the previous days.
204 is the same total that won the Jamaica Open in 2017.
According to Cover “I had a game plan going into today. I was trying to go bogey free. I figured with the one shot lead and the three shot lead, if I went bogey free I think that they would have a hard time beating me.” He also said that he hopes to come back and defend his championship, and that he liked the Tryall golf course.
David Moreland, the day one joint leader was the runner up on two strokes behind after scoring 206 over the three days. Third place went to Machel McGuire on 209. His team won the pro am tournament on Wednesday. The top three golfers are from the USA.
The other day one joint leader, Thomas DeMarco of Canada was joint fourth on 211.
Brandon Robinson-Thompson shot 8 under par 64 on the final day to post the best individual round of the all the golfers. He ended in joint 11th on 2015.
The best placed Jamaica pro was Wesley Brown who tied for ninth with a total score of 214 after posting par 72 on day one and one under par 71 on day two and three respectively. Brown said “It feels good. I am definitely pleased especially because of the way I felt coming into this week. I wasn’t sure I was going to play and if I do play how I will perform so I am definitely pleased with the performance. Overall it was a great week.”
Defending champion in the amateur section Justin Burrowes, was a repeat winner. He posted 224 (76, 75 and 73 over the tree days), the same total as he did to win in 2017 when the tournament was held at Half Moon in Montego Bay. He was pleased with the win. He said “It feels great. Coming into today I knew where I was. I knew that I only had a one shot lead and I started off really well. Things got a little rough on the back nine but I was able to keep it together enough to hold off and I just feel relief that it’s over and I am just happy that I won and was able to defend.”
William Knibbs was the runner up, on just one stroke back of 2015 while Sawyer Morgan of America was third on 229.
The sponsors on board this year’s Jamaica Open included the Alacran Foundation, Tourism Enhancement Fund, Tryall Club, My Style (Main Event), Sports Development Foundation and the Jamaica Tourist Board.