Team Puerto Rico win the title and keeps custody of the Hank James Trophy.
Team Puerto Rico win the title and keeps custody of the Hank James Trophy for the 8th consecutive year. Puerto Rico are winning 4 out of 6 divisions and are dominating regional junior golf at the moment. Another day with mixed results for the Barbados Junior golfers and even more disqualifications.
The Barbados highlights of the tournament has been Iz Hustler and Xzavier Wiggins.
Xzavier finished in style in the Boys 11-13, posting an 81 for a tournament total of 249 and secured a tied third place in his division only 4 shots from second place. Young Wiggins are improving for every year and the future look very bright for our young golfer. Oaziah Layne had a 96 and finished up in the middle of the table.
Iz Hustler posted a final round of 78 for a total of 240 and ended up tied second in his division. Iz scores of 79, 83, 78 is very good solid golf. It's only 2 years back that Iz ended up at the bottom of the table in his first appearance in this tournament. The young golfer have dropped around 36 shots since then. The future looks bright.
In the same division Christian Mason improved his score by posting an 89, his best score of the tournament. Christina ends up in the lower region of the table.
Barbados came with 3 players in the Boys 17 & under. All of them got disqualified. Spencer Smith and Chris Cobley was disqualified during the 2nd round and Joshua Jones got disqualified during the last day of play.
Eryn Blakeley in the Girls 11-13 has been taking in experience in abundance during these 3 days. She posted a final score of 118 who seam to be where she is right now. Emily Odwin got disqualified during the first day of play and struggled a little bit during the last 2 days.
Sadly we had another disqualification on young Alyssa Inniss in the Girls 15 & under during the last day of play. However she was certainly on the right track during the first 2 days.
Summary. We've seen some promising play from our Bajan junior golfers but we've also seen a team struggled out there and will have to come to terms with why half the team was disqualified over three days, and what needs to be done to ensure it doesn't continue.
By Benny Larsson
Round 3 - results
Round 3 - Hank James Trophy - team results
Round 3 - Hank James Trophy - individual results
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