The Sandals Foundation Junior Golf Series teed off recently at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in Montego Bay but was cut short due to lightening, before the young golfers completed their round of eighteen holes. The series began with thirty-eight golfers.
The Sandals Foundation Junior Golf Series is a five-match competition which will be played at five different venues including Caymanas Golf Club and Constant Spring Golf Club as well as the Sandals Golf Course in Ocho Rios. The juniors will accumulate points over the five matches in order to place in their age group category.
The series is a part of the Jamaica Golf Association’s (JGA) plan to get the young golfers playing continuously and under different course conditions. This is to help their preparation for next year’s Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championship which is scheduled for Dominican Republic. Jamaica placed second behind the perennial winner Puerto Rico in 2018 and 2019 and intends to win it in 2020.
The 15 & Under Girls completed fourteen holes which was the highest number of completed holes by any group. Emily Mayne topped the group while Winni Lau came second.
The 15 & Under Boys played through thirteen holes before the day was cut short. Trey Williams carded 58 for first place ahead of Rocco Lopez 63 and Aman Dhiman who also posted 63, to tie for second.
The oldest age group 18 & Under Boys also completed thirteen holes. Michael Lowe scored 57 to top the group. Radino Lobban 63 was second while Kristian Chin who was just one stroke back on 64 grabbed the third spot.
The 13 & Under Boys completed 12 holes with Ryan Lue 58 winning the age group. Kemari Morris 65 and Aarron Ghosh also posted 65 to share second place.
The Girls 13 & Under were able to complete 13 holes. The leaderboard showed Mattea Issa at the top after scoring 64. Samantha Azan was seven strokes back on 71 while Kristen Chin 92 was third.
The Intermediate Coed or 7-9 years of age group played nine holes. Shasa Redfelsen 53, Jordan Demetrius 65 and Savanna Lue 66 took the top three spots.
The next match day will be Saturday November 9 at the Sandals Golf Course in Ocho Rios.