The Jamaica Golf Association’s (JGA) National Senior Trials are currently underway at the Caymanas Golf Course in St. Catherine. The fifty-four hole trials will continue today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday).
The JGA Independence Golf Classic winner Sean Morris is currently leading after posting a par seventy-two score at the end of day one. He posted two birdies and two bogies which canceled out each other and resulted in the par score. The other golfers which make up the top five in the Men Senior category were Dr. Mark Newnham and Tommy Lee who are tied for second after posting three over par seventy-five. They are followed by Philip Prendergast seventy-eight and Rory Jardine seventy-nine.
The Ladies category showcased three competitors with Jodi Munn-Barrow sitting comfortably in first place with a three-over par seventy-five score. Many time national representative Maggie Lyn is seven strokes back on eighty-two while Alison Reid who is responsible for junior golf in Jamaica, scored one hundred and two on the day.
The Men Super Senior with twelve competitors was led by Bert Tomlinson with a score of seventy-eight. George Hugh was just one stroke behind on seventy-nine. Mike Boyd – eighty was third while former JGA president Wayne Chai Chong and Carlyle Hudson were tied for fourth on eighty-two. Current JGA president Peter Chin was in eleventh place after scoring eighty-seven.
The trials will be used to select the team to represent Jamaica in the Caribbean Golf Association Four-Ball Championship which is scheduled for October 9-12 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Jamaica will be competing for six trophies, three for the men, two for the women and a country trophy. The men’s trophies are Ramon Baez Romano (Men 35+) , Francis & Steele-Perkins (men 50+), and the Higgs & Higgs (men 60+). The Ladies will vie for the Maria Nunes (ladies 35+), and the Dessie Henry (ladies 50+), while the overall country winner will take home the Ambrose Guthrie Cup.
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