Winner 15-year-old Ciara Cornic receiving the BGA Trophy from secretary Trenton Weekes (left) and vice-president Livingstone Hunte. (GP)
Fifteen-year-old Ciara Cornic is celebrating her biggest accomplishment in local golf to date by winning the Barbados Golf Association’s (BGA) 2018 Trophy Tournament.
The junior golfer, a student of the Providence Secondary School, outplayed her senior rivals at the Barbados Golf Club last weekend en route to posting a nett 61 that grabbed the title.
She was six strokes clear of last year’s winner Denis Foster, who registered a nett 67 for second place. Third was BGA long-serving secretary Trenton Weekes , who posted 69 and edged fourth-placed Gordon Walker (also 69) on the count-back system.
Competitors fought over 18 holes in bright sunshine but windy conditions made it more testing for players, particularly in hitting their irons towards the greens.
However, Zerina Belgrave managed to defy the conditions and registered a hole-in-one on the Par 3 No. 13, as she stunningly found the hole in one stroke with the use of a five-iron.
Other prize winners were Roger Bryan (men’s longest drive), Emily Odwin (women’s longest drive) and Walter Redman (closest to pin on hole No. 16).
Eighty players took part in the 2018 BGA Trophy which is one of the association’s fund-raising tournaments to assist the participation of junior and senior national players in major regional competitions. (PR)