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Stephenson, Ward triumph

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Stephenson, Ward triumph

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Barbados player Julia Stephenson and the improving Simone Ward combined to win the inaugural Barbados Golf Association’s (BGA) Challenge Cup Sunday when the tournament concluded at the Barbados Golf Club.
Contesting the two-ball/better-ball format, Stephenson and Ward produced some impressive golf over 18 holes to convincingly defeat their nearest rivals in posting a team score of 55.
The winners finished six strokes better than second-placed Geoffrey DeCaires and Bruce Tudor, who shot 61. Orville Alleyne and Cardinal Burnett also shot 61 but were pushed into third place on the count-back system, while Tony Del Castilho and Jagg Dass finished fourth with 62.
Along with the Challenge Cup, the champions received return airline tickets to Trinidad and Tobago, compliments of support sponsors Caribbean Airlines.
Close to 130 players contested the Cup, which BGA secretary Trenton Weekes said was a success and was created to provide more activity for golfers early in the year.
Under the two-ball/better-ball format, the two players making up a team each play their own golf ball throughout the round.
Team members then compare their scores on each hole and the lower of the two scores counts as the team’s score. (BB)