(Front) - Roger Bostic, Julia Stephenson, Lynn deCambra-Mcleod, Leiza Munn-Blakeley, Robert Piggott.
Roger Bostic, a 45 year-old westcoast player, is making his national debut in the men's Hoerman Cup division while former Jamaica player Leiza Munn-Blakeley is representing Barbados in the women's division for the George Teale Cup.
Former Barbados player Sean Edey, a recently qualified PGA teaching pro, is also making his first trip as manager of the national team.
The 59th Caribbean Championships run from July 27 to 31 in Montego Bay, with play at the appealing Cinnamon Hill and Half Moon golf courses.
Teams from Trinidad and Tobago, hosts Jamaica, Barbados, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos and the US Virgin Islands are listed to contest the championships.
The Barbados squad was selected after trials at the Barbados Golf Club and Royal Westmoreland, where Donald Leacock, a former Barbados junior captain , secured the fifth spot in the Hoerman Cup division after a play-off with current junior captain Spencer Smith.
President of the Barbados Golf Association , Cally Boyea, who is also representing the island along with Birchmore Griffith in the super seniors, said the team was generally one of experienced players and he was expecting them to do well.
The championships are being contested in five divisions and points earned from each division will be tallied for each country to determine the winner of the overall team title, for the Arthur Ziadie Trophy currently held by Puerto Rico.
The Barbados is again captained by top player James Johnson, who will play in the Hoerman Cup division along with Open champion Julian Jordan , Bostic, Donald Leacock and Scott Stollmeyer.
The women's division will be contested by Lynn deCambra-Mcleod, Julia Stephenson and Munn-Blakeley while Elvis Medford and Carlsen Leacock will play in the mid-amateurs catergory. Veterans Robert Piggott and Michael Haynes will contest the seniors.
Puerto Rico are defending Caribbean champions, having won both junior and senior titles in San Juan last year, while Barbados last won the Hoerman Cup at home in 2010.
The full team: James Johnson (captain), Julian Jordan, Scott Stollmeyer, Donald Leacock, Elvis Medford, Carlsen Leacock, Cally Boyea, Birchmore Griffith; Lynn deCambra-Mcleod, Julia Stephenson, Leiza Munn-Blakeley; Robert Piggott and Michael Haynes. The manager is Sean Edey.
By Bernard Babb