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Golfers readying for Classic


Golfers readying for Classic

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Barbados’ top junior and senior players will be fine-tuning their drives and putts this week in preparation for the 10th annual RBC Golf Classic.

The two-day tournament will be played at the Barbados Golf Club at Durants, Christ Church, on Saturday and Sunday and is being co-sponsored by Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank and Trust.

The Classic is attracting most of the island’s national players and keen battles are looming in all categories of competition. National champion James Johnson will miss the Classic as he will be competing at the CAC Games in Mexico.

In his absence, national players such as Julian Jordan and Scott Stollmeyer , along with defending champion Dawn Bispham, will be seeking to produce two good rounds of golf and get on the podium.

Jordan appears in good form going into the tournament, after he upstaged Johnson and all other contenders to win the 2014 Massy United Insurance Barbados Open for the second time in September.

Women’s champion Rae “Muffin” Stollmeyer and teenager Mavi Vergos are among the main contenders in the female division.

The RBC Classic is organised by the Barbados Golf Association and BGA secretary Trenton Weekes said they were expecting well over 100 players to participate in what is considered the second major on the local golf calendar.

Ten additional prizes are up for grabs this year, as Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank and Trust has come on board to sponsor nearest-to-the-pin prizes on all par-3 holes at the challenging Durants course.

Managing director of RBC Royal Bank /Barbados, Robert deSilva said his company was honoured to partner with the BGA in staging the Classic for the past ten years and added that they were proud to support an event that showcased the island’s best golf talent.

The RBC executive said his company was also committed to making a difference in the communities in which they operate and again this year , the RBC High Performance Award will be presented to the most deserving junior golfer. (PR)