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More prizes in RBC Classic

Justin Marville, [email protected]

More prizes in RBC Classic

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THE BEST of Barbados golf will have something more to shoot for – especially in James Johnson’s absence.

At least ten additional prizes are at stake for the upcoming RBC Golf Classic, as the tournament organisers announced awards for every nearest-to-pin shot on all five of the par-3 holes at the Durants course.

Barbados Golf Association (BGA) president Cally Boyea revealed the details during yesterday’s Press launch while presenting Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank and Trust
as a new part sponsor for the tournament’s tenth edition.

Even without Johnson, the tournament is expected to be fully subscribed, with a highly-competitive championship flight including defending champ Don Bispham and current Barbados Open title holder Julian Jordan.

“James is obviously one of our top golfers, so we will miss him, but we expect all of the top golfers to be here, and even though it may be a shorter golf course it presents some challenges, so we do really believe all the top golfers are coming,” said Boyea.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Classic will feature around 130 players in six flights of action over two days – November 29 and 30.

As part of their sponsorship, RBC Royal Bank has agreed to donate an additional $2 500 to the BGA’s junior development programme under the name of the winning golfer in the Classic’s junior flight.