Emily Odwin, a twelve year old student of Queen’s college, easily won the Girls 11-13 age group by 7 strokes, while Xzavier Wiggins and Christian Mason were runners up in their respective age groups. Xzavier is only 14 years old and will have another year in this age group. Iz Hustler, the 14-15 boys age group leader after the second day, unfortunately incurred a two stroke penalty for arriving for his tee time late on the last day, and finished in 3rd place.
Sixteen year old Christian Mason played exceedingly well to finish as runner up in the boys 16 -17 category. He, like Xzavier, will have another year to go one better.
Others who participated were Eryn Blakeley (4th in the 11-13 girls), Chris Cobley (4th in the 16-17 boys) and Alyssa Inniss-Gittens (5th in the 14-15 girls). All players earned their places to participate based on their performances in the last series of Order of Merit matches. These excellent results really show the importance of the Order of Merit series as a motivational tool to encourage our junior golfers to excel. I am sure they all feel very proud of themselves; certainly the golfing fraternity here are very proud of them. The next series of OOM will determine who will play on the Barbados team in the upcoming Caribbean Junior Championships, scheduled for July 3rd – 8th at Barbados Golf Club.”
Director of Junior Golf Development