Widmer aiming for eighth title

The Cayman Islands Amateur Championship is approaching and local golfers are honing their skills for that tournament and also to be selected for international competition.  

It is the organization’s flagship event, held at the North Sound Golf Club over the weekend of April 18-19. 

It usually attracts 70-80 entrants. There are seven divisions, which allows players of all skill levels and ages to compete for individual titles. 

Samantha Widmer, seven times Cayman champion, will once again be the favorite to win the women’s division.  

Widmer is in a confident mood about retaining her title, partly because she has been working hard to be in top shape. She ran the Irish Jog 5k on Tuesday as part of her training regime.  

Meanwhile, this weekend, the final round of qualifying for the team to represent Cayman at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships will be held at the North Sound Golf Club on Sunday. The team will likely comprise five or six golfers for this year’s CAJGC on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands in July.  

The following Saturday at Blue Tip at the Ritz-Carlton round five or six of the qualifiers for the senior team to represent Cayman at the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships will be held.  

This year’s CAGC are in Jamaica at the beginning of August.  

The senior team qualifier series is comprised of four rounds at the North Sound Golf Club and this year for the first time, two at Blue Tip.  

The senior team will not be confirmed until after the final qualifier at the beginning of May. Cayman’s Island Games team is expected to be announced shortly.  

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