For the second straight year, the ladies remain the stronger sex on the links for Cayman.
Isabel Lawson, Emily Ribbins and Samantha Widmer propelled the Cayman Islands to third place in the ladies division of the RBC 56th annual Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships.
Cayman finished behind Puerto Rico and the winning Trinidad and Tobago team at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club in St. Kitts. Widmer had the best individual showing, with a score of 74 in her first round of play. The trio solidified their standing in the region after placing third last year in Trinidad.
For the men, Joel Dodson and Michael Wight had the best performance as they placed fourth in the mid-amateur segment. Their sharpest effort came in round one, with a combined score of 68. Placing ahead of the Cayman pair were the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Jamaica.
On the whole, it was a lackluster display as Cayman finished in eighth place. Eustace Jeffers and Tracy Moore placed eighth out of nine teams in the seniors category, Richard Jones and Andy Newton were last for the super seniors and Jason Lovelock, Adam Nashed, Jason Perras, Philip Wight and Paul Woodhouse finished last in the amateur segment.
The overall winners would be the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, who are Caribbean champions for the first time. They also claimed the Hoerman Cup in the amateurs division. The Dominican Republic, who took home the Ramon Baez (mid-amateur) Trophy, were second and Puerto Rico, the Arthur Zaidie Trophy winner (for sporting the best overall country), ended up in third place.