Noren loves the Blue Tip course

Golf in the Cayman Islands witnessed star power at one of its most exclusive courses.

Some 11 pros competed in the second annual Friends Invitational Pro-Am over the weekend. Dubbed this year as the Audemars Piguet Invitational, the competition took place at the Blue Tip golf course at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Among those competing was Alexander Noren, who won the 2011 French Open in Paris. The Swede states he had a great time and wants to come back.

“I love playing here and seeing the sights,” Noren said. “I would love to come back. The weather is perfect for golf, tennis, any sport. Whatever you want to do here you can do.”

The two-day tournament featured established names in the Professional Golfers Association Tour and European Tour. They included Steve Flesch, Skip Kendall, Brian Davis, Paige MacKenzie, Cassandra Blaney, Peter Hanson, Richard Johnson, Thomas Levet, Greg Owen and Kendall Ann Wright. All were brought down by golf pro Marcello Santi, who has been a Cayman resident for nearly two decades.

The invitational included a junior golf clinic featuring Sean Hogan of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, a celebrity football match featuring Italian greats Gianfranco Zola, Daniele Massaro and Pierluigi Casiraghi and a youth football camp with Academy Sports Club.

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