Cayman did not have the greatest
showing at the Caribbean’s top junior golf event in the Bahamas this month. But
there were many positives to build on.
Four youngsters represented Cayman
at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championship in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
The Lucayan Country Club saw Jack Widmer, 17, Peter Mitchell, 16, Sai Eccles,
15, and Emily Ribbins, 15, turn in notable performances.
All were under the watchful eyes of
head coach Mike Touchette and team manager Samantha Widmer. Touchette states
the youngsters posted personal bests.
“The weather was fantastic over the
course of the four days. The golf course was fair and hitting fairways was a
must due to the heavy foliage. All the kids showed significant improvements
over last year’s tournament. Notably Eccles, Mitchell and Ribbins all improved
by over 20 strokes over the course of the three-day event. This is very
promising for junior golf in the Cayman Islands going forward.”
The associate golf pro at Grand
Cayman’s North Sound Golf Club went on to say that the team did him proud.
“I am very proud of all the kids
and the hard work and determination they showed over the course of the week. I
would like give a big thank you to Colin MacKay and Ogier for sponsoring our
team uniforms again this year. Also a big thanks to the Cayman Islands Golf
Association and President Judy Van Liere for allowing me the opportunity to
coach the kids once again.”