Played at the Barbados Golf Club, at Durants, the tournaments are part of the BGA's development programme for juniors and are coordinated by coach Denis Foster and spread over a 12-month period.
Hustler, who made his senior team debut at the Caribbean Championships in the Bahamas earlier this year, registered scores of 75, 76 and 73 in the last three competitions to cement himself at the top of the order while Inniss-Gittens, who also represented Barbados among Caribbean women in the Bahamas, posted 86, 85 and 86 for her win.
They along with promising 13-yearold Grantley Adams Memorial student, Dario Sargeant, and 12 year-old national junior Eryn Blakeley, will receive full scholarships at the Barbados Golf Club.
Sargeant, an emerging talent who shot 88 in his last tournament, and Blakeley, who won the women's stableford division in the RBC Classic, were voted the most improved juniors in the 2016 BGA programme The full scholarships, and several partial scholarships awarded to the juniors, will allow them to practise year-round at the BGC as they seek to improve their games.
"Our juniors are the future of golf and we are happy and willing to play our part in helping them to improve their games and go on to bigger things. For 2017 we are again providing full scholarships and partial scholarships to young players," said Robert McGuire, Assistant General Manager of the BGC.
Among other age-group winners in the final competition for the year were Christian Mason (boys 16-17); Leiana Bynoe (girls 16-17); Emily Odwin (girls 10-13); Nicholas Murrell (boys 8-9); Laea Blakeley (girls 8-9); Jade Blakeley (girls 10-12) and Dominic Toppin (boys 10-12). Quinton Heljenek , 10 years old, was voted the most enthusiastic player.
The next tournament on the BGA's calendar for juniors will be the Barbados Junior Championships which will be contested at the BGC from January 3-5 in 2017.
By Bernard Babb