Moore breezes through bluster

Cayman’s top golfers are vying for selection for the national team and round three of six qualifiers was completed at the North Sound Golf Club on Saturday.  

The wind that was keeping the island so cool during the week did not let up and added to the challenge for the 49 competitors out on the course.  

The best score of the day was a level par 71 by Tracy Moore who said afterwards that he enjoys playing in windy conditions. Moore has played for years on the course so has the advantage of knowing exactly how to negotiate it under all conditions. Joel Dodson also had a good day finishing with a score of 76.  

Teenager Andrew Jarvis, who is hoping to qualify for both the junior and senior team, shot 77. The 16-year-old is one of the best youngsters produced from the excellent junior program at the club. His younger brother Aaron, 12, is also a talented golfer. Both have only been playing golf a couple of years and it’s indicative of how good the junior program is that they have progressed so rapidly. 

In fact, Andrew is off to combine his education with improving his game at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in Clermont, Florida in September.  

The best score in the super senior division was by Mike Dill (79) and for the ladies Samantha Widmer (73). Dill is a newcomer to the club and having just turned 60 will qualify for the super senior team if he maintains his form.  

The fourth round of qualifying is at the North Sound Golf Club on March 7.  

After this the men’s and ladies teams selected to represent Cayman in the Island Games – which are being held in Jersey – June 27- July 3, will be announced.  

Golf is one of the 14 sports at the Games, which are contested between 24 small island nations and take place every two years.  

In addition to national team qualifying, the golf association organizes numerous other tournaments and events.  

The next will be held this Saturday, and is a Stableford competition at the North Sound Golf Club. It is one of the ongoing Stableford series which is generously sponsored by the club. 

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Tracy Moore handled the conditions well. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD