Widmer tees up in Bahamas

Cayman’s top female golfer Samantha Widmer is playing in one of the region’s prestigious tournaments from Sunday.

Widmer competes in the 56th Annual Member-Guest tournament at Lyford Cay Club in the Bahamas from Feb. 1-7.

The tournament consists of five rounds for the six two-women teams. The teams were selected by the combined handicaps of the partners.

Widmer will compete with Josephine Guest of the Bahamas who is a member of the club and tournament organizer. Lyford Cay is a private, gated community on the western tip of New Providence Island, Bahamas. It is named after Captain William Lyford Jr., a celebrated seaman from the 18th century, and is built on a 448-acre grant he received for his services as a loyalist in the American Revolution.

It is also considered one of the world’s wealthiest and most exclusive neighborhoods, hosting a tournament every year with various invited guests that have made it an international success.

Widmer has been Cayman’s national amateur women’s champion for the past six years and has competed in numerous international events for her country.

She is also currently qualifying for the 2015 Cayman national team that will compete at the Island Games in Jersey and the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships in Jamaica this summer.

Widmer said, “This tournament is a great way to start out my season. I want to continue to grow my golf career and take advantage of tournaments that can promote me internationally and improve my game. “Lyford Cay will be a fun, yet fantastic challenge that I am excited to embark on and I look forward to continuing to represent the island on the golf circuit.”

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