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
Alyssa and Emily show there is a future for women golf in Barbados.
Alyssa Inniss-Gittens and Emily Odwin came out on the 3rd moving day with some very good golf and leaped up the table to 4th position having 3rd place within reach.
Emily scored a 76 and Alyssa came in with a 78. These are scores we haven't seen from women golfers in Barbados for quite some time in tournament conditions like this. Both Emily and Alyssa are young and the future look bright for the pair.
Emily is currently 8th and Alyssa is 14th in the George Teale Trophy.
Young Iz Hustler show the way with an eagle!
Moving day moved the Barbados Mens team up the table in the Hoerman Cup. Young Iz Hustler made a sensational eagle on the par 4 hole no 4 for his best score so far in the tournament, a 74.
Xzavier Wiggins another of Barbados promising junior golfer also recorded a 74 accompanied by the more experienced Julian Jordan also with a 74. Other scores from the Barbados team was: James Johnson 76, Simon Proverbs 79, Dawn Bispham 84.
The Barbados Mens team made a jump up in the table and is currently 4th in the Hoerman Cup table.
Barbados are now 4th in the Arthur Ziadie Trophy with 3rd place within reach.
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Julian Jordan scored a 74
Xzavier Wiggins scored a 74.
Simon Proverbs fight back with a 70, 1 under par round.
Simon Proverbs fought back during the 2nd day of golf in the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship at Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic. He recorded a round of 70, 1 under par at the tough The Links course. His round saw 3 birdies, 2 bogeys and 13 solid pars. That was some come back from his day 1 round of 81, - 11 shot improvement. Simon is tied 12th in the table.
Barbados Captain James Johnson delivered a 75, 4 over par on the day and sit 8th in the individual table after 2 days, 6 shot behind the leader Juan Campusano, DR.
Other scores from the Barbados team was: Iz Hustler 78, Dawn Bispham 80, Julian Jordan 81 and Xzavier Wiggins 83.
The Barbados Mens team is currently 6th in the Hoerman Cup table.
Improved 2nd round from Barbados Emily Odwin.
Emily Odwin came back to the 2nd day looking for revenge after a 1st day score of 85. She improved her 1st day score with 5 strokes and delivered an 80. Solid golf with only one double bogey and a repeat birdie on the par 5 hole no 2. Emily is currently 11th with good chances to improve her position.
Alyssa Inniss-Gittens had a 92 on the second day.
The Barbados Women team is currently 5th in the George Teale Trophy.
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James Johnson is tied 2nd with a level par 71.
Barbados Captain James Johnson had a solid first day in the 2017 Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship in the Dominican Republic. 3 birdies, 3 bogies and 12 par is a very respectable score that tie him as 2nd only 2 strokes behind Sachin Kumar from Trinidad & Tobago. Other team results was; Dawn Bishpam 78, Julian Jordan and Simon Proverbs 81, Iz Hustler 82 and Xzavier Wiggins 87.
By Bernard Babb
Barbados' top players were teeing off this morning (Aug 1) among other regional contenders in the 2017 Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships now on in the Dominican Republic.
The Barbados Hoerman Cup team flew to the DR over the weekend to join golfers from eight countries who are contesting the region's premier championships.
The championships are being played over 72 holes ,at Casa de Campo from Tuesday to Friday, and will feature male and female players from Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, USVI, Bahamas, Barbados and Cayman Islands.
The Barbados Hoerman Cup team is captained by national champion James Johnson and also includes veterans Julian Jordan and Simon Proverbs, Dawn Bispham and juniors Iz Hustler and Xzavier Wiggins. BGA President Trevor Tasker is Team manager.
Top female juniors Alyssa Inniss-Gittens and Emily Odwin, who placed third in the 13 and under division at the 2017 Caribbean junior championships, are representing the island in the women's division for the George Teale Trophy.
While it is the first time for Odwin, it is the second year that other junior players - Hustler, Wiggins and Inniss-Gittens -, who all represented the island in the just concluded Caribbean Junior Championships in Trinidad, have been named in a senior national team.
The Hoerman Cup and the George Teale Trophy, which feature stroke-play, now remain as the two major components of the revamped Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships. The mid-amateurs division (The Ramon Baez Trophy), the competition for senior men and a new competition for women over 50 were all played as part of the earlier Caribbean Classic Championships in May.
Barbados, who won the Ramon Baez Trophy in Montego Bay in 2016, successfully defended that trophy in the Dominican Republic , at Punta Cana, in May when James Johnson and Julian Jordan won by two strokes over players from the host country in the two-ball-better-ball competition.
"We have some confidence going back to the Dominican Republic and with two practice days at The Links Course, I think we should be ready," said Johnson.
Added the captain: "We have a good mix of youth and experience and four days of golf will require that we stay focussed and good course management".
The Dominican Republic are the defending team champions and Barbados , who last won the Hoerman Cup at home in 2010 , were fifth in Bahamas last year.
The Barbados team fr. top left: James Johnson (Captain), Iz Hustler, Simon Proverbs, Dawn Bispham and Julian Jordan.
Bottom left: Trevor Tasker (Team Manager), Alyssa Inniss-Gittens, Emily Odwin and Xzavier Wiggins.
Four of the island's most promising juniors and one debutant are among the senior Barbados team to contest the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships in the Dominican Republic starting today and played over 4 days.
Sixteen year-old Iz Hustler, 15 year-old Xzavier Wiggins, 14 year old Emily Odwin and 15 year-old Alyssa Inniss-Gittens, who all represented the island in the just concluded Caribbean Junior Championships, are in the eight-member squad.
All four players have been showing great improvement over the past 18 months and have been challenging the island's top players in various local tournaments.
The squad is captained by perennial Barbados champion James Johnson and also includes veterans Julian Jordan, Simon Proverbs and debutant Dawn Bispham.
Inniss-Gittens and Emily Odwin, will compete for the George Teale Trophy in the women's division.
The Hoerman Cup and the George Teale Trophy now remain as the two major components of the revamped Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships and brings together the region's top players in stroke-play.
Barbados, who last won the Hoerman Cup at home in 2010, were sixth last year and are looking to improve.
Today tee times:
07:40 Iz Hustler
07:50 Julian Jordan
08:10 Simon Proverbs
08:10 Dawn Bispham
08:40 James Johnson
08:40 Xzavier Wiggins
08:50 Emily Odwin
09:00 Alyssa Inniss-Gittens
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Emily Odwin, Barbados - Bronze Medal winner Junior Golf Singles, girls 15-18, in the Maccabi World Union Games.
The Maccabiah is the world’s largest Jewish athletic competition in the tradition and values of Maccabi, emphasizing the centrality of the State of Israel in the life of the Jewish people. The Maccabiah takes place every four (4) years in Israel - "the Jewish Olympics" as they are often called, are Maccabi World Union's largest and most famous enterprise.
Scott Stollmyer and James Johnson (middle) together with members of the Trinidad & Tobago team during the opening ceremony the third Latin America Amateur Championship in Panama.
The Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC) was originally created to become the “Major” event for leading amateurs in the region. After just two editions, this championship, created by the Masters Tournament, The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA), continues to inspire amateur golfers throughout Latin America by providing a top-tier platform in which to compete.
Those present at the LAAC at Pilar Golf (Argentina) in 2015 and at Casa de Campo (Dominican Republic) in 2016 witnessed tremendous performances by emerging stars. Witnesses and followers at home watching on television or via the Internet, saw first-hand the thrilling battle between Chile’s Matias Domínguez and Argentina’s Alejandro Tosti, and the accomplishment of Costa Rican teenager Paul Chaplet against the Venezuelan Jorge Garcia.
A third LAAC is now on the horizon, scheduled from January 12-15, 2017, at Club de Golf de Panama. Among the contenders are several top players in the World Amateur Golf Ranking™, including Joaquin Niemann (No. 7, of Chile), Tosti (No. 43), Dominguez (No. 44), Jorge Garcia (No. 48, of Venezuela), Claudio Correa (No. 57, of Chile) and Cristobal del Solar (No. 99, of Chile). These players have tremendous potential, as do Luis Fernando Barco (Peru), Gaston Bertinotti (Argentina), Nicolas Echavarria (Colombia), Santiago Gomez (Colombia), Herik Machado (Brazil), Jose Luis Montano (Bolivia), Alvaro Ortiz (Mexico), Iván Camilo Ramirez (Colombia) and Lucas Rosso (Chile).
This year’s players making up the competitive field use many different playing styles and tactics. Tosti and Echavarria enjoy length off the tee, which often pushes them to be risk-takers. Tosti, the 2015 LAAC runner-up, is having a successful second year at the University of Florida, including a victory at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational. Echavarria has qualified for Second Stage Q School on the Web.com Tour, as well as the final tournament of the Developmental Series of the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
Other players focus on swing technique and course management, excelling with their short games. Niemann has notched six victories in 2016, including the IMG Academy Junior World Championship, and reached the Round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur Championship. The player from Chile was the best amateur at the 111° VISA Open de Argentina and won the Pereyra Iraola Cup. Garcia, who finished second at the 2016 LAAC, has finished in the top 10 of his last two tournaments at the University of Florida, and also tied for seventh at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship. Ortiz, a graduate of the University of Arkansas who finished third at the 2016 LAAC, has a lot of experience.
Barbados representives Scott Stollmyer and James Johnson are up for the challenge. Both players have participated in the two first LAAC tournaments and gained valuble experince of golf at this higher level than normal. Johnson managed to stay in competition until the last day of play last year coming into the final round as 17th but faded down the leaderboard to a 24th place. Both players have prepered during the last days in Panama and are eager to tee off and take on the challenge.
The opportunities offered by the LAAC are unprecedented within Latin American golf. Each year, the LAAC champion receives an invitation to compete in the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, as well as full exemptions into The Amateur Championship, U.S. Amateur Championship and any other USGA amateur championship for which he is eligible. In addition, the winner and the runner(s)-up are exempt into the final stages of qualifying for The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale and sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.
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