Brothers Aaron and Andrew Jarvis took first and second place, respectively, in the RSM Junior Masters Golf Tournament at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman golf course on April 2.

Fourteen local junior golfers contended for the top two prize-winning spots in the stroke play tournament.

All players, boys and girls ages 9 to 18, played head-to-head on gross scores, handicapped only by tee assignments and yardage that were pre-determined by age and ability.

Andrew Jarvis, 18, played 6,850 yards from the black tees. His younger brother Aaron and Justin Hastings, handicapped based on a 6,650 course, played from a combination of black and blue tees.

Joe Purton played 6,500 yards from the blues, and Todd Purton and Andy Hastings played a 6,200-yard course from the white tees.

Holly McLean and Lauren Needham played 5,300 from the gold tees, and junior boys Danny Lyne, Zach Brooks, Sam McLean, Luke Dodson, Ben Croucher and Zachary Garnett played 5,000 yards from the green tees.

From left, Andrew Jarvis, CIGA President Paul Woodhouse, Aaron Jarvis and RSM Managing Director Alex Bodden

Paul Woodhouse, president of the Cayman Islands Golf Association, was pleased with the results and recognized the importance of local support in providing these opportunities.

“It is important to have local companies like RSM supporting the development of our young athletes. There are such valuable lessons to be learned though sport, and these boys and girls who demonstrate respect, integrity, determination and excellence on the golf course represent the future of the Cayman Islands.”

The juniors will be back out on the course on May 28 for the sixth and final round of the Digicel Junior Series at North Sound Golf Club For full tournament results and more details about CIGA junior and senior events, go to www.ciga.ky.

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