Champs quickly back in swing

Michael and Peyton Wight played well in the first of six rounds of qualifying for the Cayman Islands national team at the North Sound Golf Club over the weekend.

Among the ladies, the front runners were Isabel Mendes with 79 and Samantha Widmer with 81.

Lowest score of the day was 75 by Tracy Moore, closely followed by Joel Dodson with 76, and father and son pairing Michael and Peyton Wight, 
each with 77.

The qualifiers are organized by the Cayman Islands Golf Association, and the series runs until May, when the final selections will be made.

This round also counts toward qualification for the team to represent Cayman at the Island Games in Jersey in June.

The next round is on Jan. 31 at Blue Tip.

Fifty-three golfers competed for the three spots on the women’s team and 11 spots on the various men’s teams.

The North Sound Golf Club course was in great condition with fast greens, and combined with the usual strong January winds, provided an extremely stern test for the players.

This was the last practice round in Cayman for the Wights before they left to represent the Cayman Islands at the inaugural Latin America Amateur Championship, at Pilar Golf in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this weekend. There will be 120 players from 28 countries taking part, and the winner gets a spot in the first major of the year, the Masters. The Cayman Islands Golf Association eagerly accepted the invitation from the organizers.

The golf association organizes a program of events for adult and juniors of all abilities. 
See www.ciga.ky for details.

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