Team spirit make the future look bright for golf in Barbados.
Team Barbados didn't get the luck needed during the final day of play in the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship at the Dominican Republic.
George Teale Cup
Emily Odwin and Alyssa Inniss-Gittens defended their 4th place from day 3 in the George Teale Cup, a huge progress from last year when Barbados ended up last.
The girls didn't get the game going in the same manner as of day 3 with Emily scoring 83 finishing 10th and Alyssa 86 ending up 15th. These two make a bright future for women golf in Barbados and we can hopefully expect more in the near future.
Winner of the George Teale Cup was Puerto Rico beating Dominican Republic.
Captain James Johnson came out on the final day determined to lead the way and did so with a solid 72, 1 over par. James series over the 4 days was 71, 75, 76, 72 with a total of 294 and a 6th place in the individual table.
The others in the Barbados mens team didn't reach the same level as we saw on day 3 and the team fell from 4th place to 6th in the Hoerman Cup table. The same position as last year. However, this year had so many positive signals that the team can build on for the next year championship. With a mixture of age and good team spirit the future look bright for the Bajans.
Individual results Day 4 and final position:
T18: Simon Proverbs 74
36: Julian Jordan 80
37: Iz Hustler 86
38: Xzavier Wiggins 77
T39: Dawn Bispham 83
Winner of the Hoerman Cup was the hosting nation Dominican Republic beating Puerto Rico.
Arthur Ziadie Trophy
Puerto Rico are the Champions
The Barbados team ended up 5th place in the Arthur Ziadie Trophy narrowly beaten by Bahamas for 4th place. Puerto Rico are this years Champions beating the host Nation Dominican Republic with a 2 point margin.
The Barbados team had to withdraw from the trophy last year due to injury.
All and all this years Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship has left us with many positive signs. A team with a good mixture in age where youngsters are delivering results we haven't seen for many years indicate a bright future for Barbados golf.
The 2017 Barbados team.
Team Captain James Johnson and Team Manager Trevor Tasker discussing Day 4 tactics.
The 2017 CAGC Barbados Team, from upper left: Team Manager Trevor Tasker, Julian Jordan, Iz Hustler, Dawn Bispham, Team Captain James Johnson, Simon Proverbs, Xzavier Wiggins. Bottom left: Emily Odwin, Alyssa Inniss-Gittens
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