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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The Puerto Rico Team winning the Hank James Trophy
Barbados junior champion Iz Hustler
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad - It was another tough day in rainy conditions on Wednesday, Day 2 of the 2017 Caribbean Junior Golf Championships in Trinidad and Tobago .
In between two stoppages for rain, enforced as a proactive measure by tournament officials because of the presence of lighting and thunder, most players found it difficult on the heavy St. Andrews course at Moka.
Barbados junior champion Iz Hustler, who was regarded among the early contenders at the start of the tournament, shot the day’s best score for his team, registering 79 to add to his first day 85 for a 36-hole aggregate of 164.
That kept him among the top 12 in the boys’ 16-18 division, where defending champion and hometown favourite Sachin Kumar of Trinidad posted the day’s best score of one-over-par 73 to position himself to defend his crown on the final day, Thursday.
After 76 on the first day, the bespectacled Kumar maintained the lead with a gross 149, two strokes ahead of Gustavo Betances of the Dominican Republic , who also posted a 73 for a 36-hole gross 151. Rodrigo Sanchez, also of the DR, was joint second with his compatriot (151) while Ian Aldarondo of Puerto Rico was third on 153.
Barbados player Xzavier Wiggins, who shot 78 on the first day, fell away on a wet and testing Day 2 as he registered 85 in the boy’s 14-15 age-group where Andres Aranguren of Puerto Rico seemed on course for the gold medal. Aranguren posted scores of 74 and 76 , for a two-day 150, and was followed by 14 year-old Aaron Jarvis of the Cayman Islands, who matched Kumar with the day’s best 73. Jarvis’ 73 moved him into second place with a gross 153, four strokes ahead of third placed Ho Jing Kang (157) of the Dominican Republic .
Among the girls, Brooke Rivers of the Turks & Caicos, who shared the girls’ 13 and under title with Barbadian Emily Odwin last year, remained on course to defend her title and was followed by Odwin who shot 82 on Wednesday to add to her first day 88.
Rivers posted 81 for a two-day gross 165 while Odwin and Sophie Anand of the Bahamas were both tied in second place on 170.
Defending champion Valeria Pacheco of Puerto Rico remained too strong for her rivals, in the 17-18 catergory , and posted a 77 on Day2 to lead the field by 12 clear stokes. Pacheco leads with a gross 156, and is followed by Kei Harris of Jamaica on 164. Barbadian Alyssa Inniss-Gittens shot scores of 94 and 87.
The 30th annual Caribbean Junior Championships are being staged by the Caribbean Golf Association and has attracted 94 players from nine regional territories.
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