Michael Wight and Andrew Jarvis are representing Cayman this week at the Latin America Amateur Championship at the renowned Pete Dye course “Teeth of the Dog,” part of the Casa De Campo resort in the Dominican Republic.
Founded by the Masters Tournament, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the U.S. Golf Association, the Latin America Amateur Championship was created to help grow the sport in South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. This championship grants the winner the opportunity to play the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta, Georgia.
Wight is an experienced international player who has represented Cayman at the Caribbean Amateur Championships and the Island Games and took part in the first Latin America Amateur Championship in Argentina in 2015.
Jarvis, just 16 years old and a product of the Junior Golf program run by North Sound Golf Club and the Cayman Islands Golf Association, has represented Cayman at junior and senior levels. He is a student at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in Orlando, Florida.
Cayman Islands Golf Association President Paul Woodhouse said, “We are very grateful to the organizers for extending the invitation to us to send two Caymanian golfers to take part in this very prestigious event. It is a great initiative for golf in the region and a fantastic experience for both our players.”
Wight and Jarvis will be playing alongside some of the top ranked amateur golfers in the world, many in the top 100.
The event is being televised by ESPN and live streamed on the www.laacgolf.com website.