While Leacock faded, Johnson shot a 1-over-par 73 to finish with a two-day gross 150 and was followed by Blakeley , who shot two-over 74 for a gross 151.
Blakeley, a scratch golfer and a Sagicor Insurance Eexcutive, was locked fourth with Johnson on 77 on the first day and seemingly flew under the radar and came close to taking the championship as Johnson and 14-year-old Iz Hustler fought it out over the back nine.
Leacock shot 83 and a gross 154 while veteran Orville Alleyne and Hustler, who led the tournament by a stroke going into the final hole, were joint third with gross scores of 153 after posting 76 and 77 on the final day.
Hustler, who played well and pressured his rivals, saw the title prised from his grip as he stumbled on the final hole, collecting 8 strokes as Johnson birdied to seal the win.
Among the women, former national player Helen Foster held on to her five-stroke overnight lead to win the championship by five strokes over experienced rival , Julia Stephenson. Foster shot a gross 163 and Stephenson 168. They were chased by teenager Alyssa Gittens-Inniss (173) and Gail Fields (180).
Andrew Linton led the men’s first flight on both days and captured the title yesterday with a 77 which gave him a 36-hole gross of 155, four strokes better than second-placed Cardinal Burnett who shot 159.
Fourth was Julian Watson, a 14 handicap who shot a nett 142 behind Linton.
Favourite in the senior men’s division, Ivan Codrington , who won the highly competitive division at the Barbados Open, staved off his rivals with another consistent performance , winning by five strokes ahead of Igna Smart. Codrington shot a two-day gross 152 while Smart registered 157 and Michael Haynes was third with 158.
In Stableford play, among high handicappers in the men’s open division, Canada-based Peter Howard clipped the field by a stroke as he scored 76 points, one more than the steady Clennell Goodman (75) and David Degg (75). Early leader Peter Hennesy finished on 70 points.
Claire Boucher, with 59 points, won the women’s stableford division , ahead of Zerina Belgrave and Alison Rimple who both scored 58 points.
Predicatbly, men’s super-seniors champion Bill Weir claimed another tile among players over 60 years, as he shot 73 on both days and carded a gross 146. That was 10 better than second placed Teddy Grell (156) and 14 better than third-placed Ricky Skeete.
The RBC Classic , now in its 11th year, is organised by the Barbados Golf Association and more than 120 players took part in the 36-hole tournament, which was jointly sponsored by Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank and Trust.
By Bernard Babb