Leacock tops in golf Open
BARBADOS player Carlsen Leacock held off his rivals to capture the men’s championship in the two-day Digicel/Virgin Atlantic Open Golf Tournament which concluded at the Barbados Golf Club on Sunday.
Showing great consistency over the 36 holes, Leacock shot a one over par 73 for the second time in two days to grab the championship with a gross 146.
Second was Mark Blakeley, who shot 78 after leading the field by two strokes after the first nine holes. His two-day gross was 156.
Igna Smart won the men’s first flight (11 to 19 handicap) with scores of 83 and 76 for a two-day gross of 159.
Among the women, 13-year-old Mavi Vergos won the women’s championship after posting 87 over the first 18 holes on Saturday.
The teenager upstaged more experienced rivals with a five-over par 77 yesterday to finish with a gross 164. That was six strokes better than second-placed Helen Foster, who shot 164.
Among the higher handicap female players, Harriett Linton won the women’s first flight with 73 points. Second was Dianne Cozier, who shot 62 to edge Brenda Phillips on the count-back system.
Former West Indies cricket captain Sir Richie Richardson, who was among 80 players teeing off on the first day, was unable to complete the final 18 holes.
Attractive prizes, such as trips to London and smart phones, were up for grabs in the Open tournament and players and sponsors came together for an awards ceremony at the BGC club house Sunday night. (BB/PR)