Widmer finishes first at Hoerman

Cayman’s 18 year old Johnny Widmer finished in first place on Saturday in the Hoerman Cup after four rounds at the Santo Domingo Country Club in the Dominican Republic.

He finished the four rounds of the tournament with a score of just three strokes over par on this unfamiliar course.

Team-wise, the five man Cayman side overtook the Bahamas to finish in seventh place with a team score that was the fourth best for the final day.

In this competition the best four individual scores out of the five-man team count to qualify. As is usual in these events it was the host team that was the most successful.

In the female section of the tournament, the George Teale Memorial Trophy, Samantha Widmer the younger sister of Johnny topped off an excellent display to finish in third place, a mere five strokes behind the leader.

Robert Chilman and teammate Steve Heal tied for seventh position in the Francis & Steele-Perkins Cup.

For further information on Johnny Widmer, the Caribbean Junior Champion of 2006, see the feature by Matthew Yates in the 14 August edition of the Caymanian Compass. All of the teams were sponsored by the Cayman Islands Golf Association and were the results of a series of competitive individual qualifying matches at both the Links at Safehave and the Britannia courses.

The 52nd Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships are scheduled to take place in August of 2008 at Caymans Links at Safehaven course.

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