The Cayman golf team made a good showing at the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships, which were held in Jamaica over the weekend.
Cayman’s team of 11 men and three women competed in the annual event at the Half Moon Golf Resort & Spa and the Cinnamon Hill Golf Club in Montego Bay.
The teams were divided into five different divisions; a five-member men’s team, two men each in the mid-amateur, plus one senior and super senior and the three women in their event.
Cayman’s top performers in the men’s team were the domestic champion Brian Ross, who finished a creditable seventh out of 40 entrants, and teenager Andrew Jarvis who was 11th.
This is the first senior regional event that Jarvis, who is only 16, has competed in, so to finish so high up the field is an impressive result.
On the women’s team, Samantha Widmer finished ninth. The mid-amateur and senior teams finished seventh and fifth respectively.
The team was supported by their coach, Professional Golf Association professional Josh Shepard from the North Sound Golf Club and manager Bob Slatter.
Paul Woodhouse, Cayman Islands Golf Association president and team member, said. “I would like to thank and congratulate everyone on the team. It was a tough but enjoyable week and everyone gave 100 percent.”
Woodhouse added that Cayman is the smallest country competing in this event, yet its results show that they are very competitive.
“Brian’s finish was one of the best by a Cayman golfer for many years in this very tough division,” he added.
“It was also especially pleasing to see Andrew, one of the first graduates from our junior golf program, doing so well in his first senior championship. We have a very talented pool of juniors coming through which augurs well for the future of Cayman golf.”