Cayman men at Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships

Team places fifth

Cayman sent a team of six male golfers to contest the Hoerman Cup last week, with the best golfers from the Caribbean region at the Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

Team support was provided by manager Bob Slatter and Cayman Islands Golf Association Vice President James Walton.

The tournament was played on a very scenic but testing course, measuring more than 7,000 yards, according to a CIGA press release.

Back row, from left, Michael Wight, Brian Ross, Andrew Jarvis and Payten Wight. Front row, from left, Joel Dodson, James Walton, Bob Slatter and Philip Wight.
Back row, from left, Michael Wight, Brian Ross, Andrew Jarvis and Payten Wight. Front row, from left, Joel Dodson, James Walton, Bob Slatter and Philip Wight.

In the team event, the best four scores each day counted. Over the four-day event, every team member contributed to the team score. Cayman’s top two players were Brian Ross, who recorded an individual top 10 finish in this event for the second year, and Payten Wight, who came in at 19th place, a personal best and great improvement on last year, CIGA said.

“These were particularly noteworthy performances as the standard of golf at this year’s event was the highest it has been in many years, possibly ever,” CIGA said in the press release.

The full team was: Joel Dodson, Brian Ross, Payten Wight, Michael Wight, Andrew Jarvis and Philip Wight.

“This was a great team effort and a well-deserved result” said Paul Woodhouse, CIGA president. “Once again we have shown that we are able compete with the larger countries at this level of the game, and with several promising juniors coming through the ranks, we hope to do even better in the coming years. Thanks are also due to Bob and James for their role supporting the players.”

Cayman’s golfers will next be in international action at the World Amateur Team Championship, competing for the Eisenhower Trophy in Mexico in September.

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