Young Cayman golfer wins Florida tournament

From left, Justin Hastings, Aaron Jarvis and Andrew Jarvis

Three of Cayman’s top junior golfers, 2016 Junior Champion Andrew Jarvis, his brother Aaron, and Justin Hastings qualified to compete in the Future College World Tour Open at the Disney Lake Buena Vista Golf Course in Orlando, Florida, from Oct. 29-30.

Aaron won in the Boys 12-14 Division.

Aaron and Justin Hastings were tied 77 going into the final round. They held a 7-shot lead over second place on a demanding 6,300-yard course, according to a press release. Aaron went on to win with a final round of even par 72, which included three birdies in a row. He finished with a total two-day score 149 (+5). Justin placed second with a total two-day score of 153 (+9).

In the Boys 15-19 Division, Andrew Jarvis shot a 79 on the first day and followed up the next day with three birdies to finish at 76. He finished tied for 13th with 11 over par in his division on a 6,900-yard course.

The Future College World Tour Open is a nonprofit organization committed to helping young men and women ages 9-19 in their pursuit of earning a college scholarship through the challenge of competitive golf.

The press release noted that sponsorship of the 2016 Junior Championship by HighWater and its financial support helped Andrew with entry fees and travel to the Orlando tournament.

James Walton, Cayman Islands Golf Association junior golf coordinator, noted how important it is for the junior players’ development to compete on different courses in high-level events, and thanked sponsors for their support.

 

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