Johnson captures RBC Classic
TOP?BARBADOS?golfer James Johnson added the seventh RBC Classic to his growing collection when the tournament concluded yesterday at the Barbados Golf Club, Durants, Christ Church.
Johnson, the island’s leading player for the past ten years, shot 72 on the final day for a two-day gross of 144.
The champion, a model of consistency over the 36 holes, had shot 72 on the first day. He finished ten strokes ahead of teenager Donald Leacock.
Leacock, a 15-year-old Harrison College student, upstaged several more experienced rivals as he chased the favourite on both days with consistent scores of 77 and 78 for a gross of 155.
Judd Cozier and Scott Stollmeyer were locked in third position with gross scores of 156, one stroke behind Leacock.
Among the women, defending champion Lyn deCambra-Mcleod was upstaged over the final 18 holes yesterday as she shot 92, struggling against the steady play of veteran Helen Foster.
Foster, the 2009 champion, staged a final day comeback as she shot a winning 82, posting 42 strokes on the front-nine and 40 on the back-nine. (PR/BB)