Shamar Wilson - new Sandals Independence Golf Champ

Shamar Wilson – New Sandals Independence Golf Champ

Shamar Wilson was crowned the clear winner in the two-day thirty-six hole Sandals Independence Golf Classic which was held at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in St. Ann on Sunday, after scoring one over par 72 on the back of three birdies and four bogeys for a combined score of 148.  Wilson was third at the end of day one after scoring 76 behind defending champion Sean Morris – 72 and Narada Black -73.

According to Shamar “I am feeling pretty good about wining today even though I didn’t hit my required targets score-wise.  I didn’t reach my goal but a win is a win.  The course conditions were pretty good, I can’t complain.  The toughness of the course, it helped me in some sense to win because I capitalized on most of the tough holes which I know was goonna give other players trouble.”

He also said “I still left a few shots out there and me and my coach Sean Green are gonna work on those so in two weeks time when we go to Puerto Rico to represent the country I can be playing my best.”

Morris grabbed the runner-up spot in the Men & Men Senior 0-12 category.  He posted seven over par 78 for an overall two-day score of 150 or two shots behind Wilson while Zandre Roye was third on 155 (77, 78).

Morris who was unsuccessful in defending his title said “I think I was fatigued.  I was tired.  On the back nine I start making some errant shots and decision making wasn’t all that good also but it’s good to be in contention, that’s always where I wanna be so congrats to the winner.”

Jodi Munn-Barrow took the Ladies 0-12 category ahead of Michele McGreath.  Munn-Barrow’s overall score of 158 (78, 80) was seven shots ahead of McCreath’s 165 (84, 81).

Munn-Barrow was happy for the win, she said “I am not 100% pleased with my game over the weekend.  I am going through some swing changes and was very tentative.  Happy with the win but will need to put in a lot of time to get the game in a more consistent form.”

The Ladies 13+ Group went to day one leader Novlette Maestrini.  Her combined score of 180 (87, 93) was nine shots more than Yvonne Browne’s 189 (95, 94) who ended in second place.  Valerie Grant was third with scores of 100 and 102 (202).

Day one leader in the Men & Men Senior 7-12 category, Thajae Richards posted 166 (79, 87) for the two days to win the category out-right.  Millon Roofe  – 174 (90, 84) and Nigel Davey also – 174 (88, 86) tied for second place.

Livingstone Morrison was the only golfer in the Men & Men Senior 13-24 category to complete the tournament.  He owned that section after posting scores of 90 and 96 on day one and two respectively for an overall total of 186.

The Men Super Senior 0-12 category went to Tony Allison who had two solid days of 80 each, for 160 combined.  Edwin Lowe – 161 (81, 80) was second while Carlyle Hudson – 164 (84, 80) and president of the Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) Peter Chin – also 164 (82, 82) tied for third place

The top three in the Men Super Senior 13-24 group were Winston Johnson – 182 (88, 94), former JGA resident Gordon Hutchinson – 185 (96, 89) and George Wright who was one stroke back on 186 (92, 94).

The Junior Boys 16-17 group went to Tenny Davis – 174 (92, 82) ahead of Geovani Blair of the US – 182 (88, 94) who was the day one leader.  Third place went to Kyle Pink – 185 (93, 92).

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