Prizes above par at Caribbean Classic tourney

A group of 20 Cayman Islands golfers took part in the annual Caribbean Classic golf tournament at the newly revamped Trump Doral Resort in Miami. 

The event last weekend uses a handicapping system that allows golfers of different skill levels to represent their countries.  

It is a great mix of competitive golf and social interaction and the perfect opportunity to meet other players from the region and to forge new friendships.  

The golfers not only play for individual honors, but also for team trophies in the ladies and men’s divisions.  

In addition, in the main tournament there is a competition for the Dessie Henry Trophy for teams of four women, minimum age 30, two of whom must have a handicap over 15.  

CIGA ran a qualifying event for the Dessie Henry team in February. The players who won spots to represent Cayman were Isabel Mendes, Allison Thorburn, Fiona Crellin and Diane Brazelton.  

There were some notable individual performances, including Paul Anderton and Isabel Mendes, who won their individual flights, and Brandon Smith, who tied for second in his. The women’s team came third in the Dessie Henry Trophy contest, which was won by the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Each day there were also prizes for closest to the pin on various par three holes.  

The next CIGA event will be a Stableford competition on June 20 at the North Sound Golf Club.  

For more information, contact CIGA secretary Emma Woodhouse [email protected]  

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Ladies team, from left, Fiona Crellin, Mary Brickner, Allison Thorburn, Diane Brazelton and Isabel Mendes.