Wight finally lands Men’s Champion title

The 22nd Amateur Golf Championships was organized by the Cayman Island Golf Association and held at the North Sound Golf Club over the weekend.

In all, 65 players competed in the different divisions.

The weather held fair and all the hard work of the golf club staff meant that the course was presented in great condition and that the event ran smoothly.

At the end of the 36 hole contest, there was a new Men’s Champion, Michael Wight. Having been runner- up for a number of years, he won with a fantastic score of 140, 2 under par.

Brian Ross was second and, keeping it in the family, Michael’s son, Payton Wight, came third.

Samantha Widmer came out on top in a close contest in the Ladies competition, just beating out Emily Ribbins to claim her sixth title.

Tracey Moore reclaimed the Senior Men’s title and Andy Newton successfully defended in the Super Seniors.

In addition to the championships, there was a handicap competition. The men’s winner was Braden Howe and Emma Woodhouse managed to defend her Ladies title, just coming out ahead on the final hole, having been pushed all the way by Rocio Esau.

The championship scores form part of the qualifying process for the team to represent the Cayman Islands at the Caribbean Amateur Championships in Puerto Rico in August.

Confirmation of the team members will be announced by golf association in the coming days.

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