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Junior golfers deliver at 2017 Challenge Cup


Junior golfers deliver at 2017 Challenge Cup

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MIKE JACKMAN and Neil Douek grabbed Easter presents on the golf course when the Barbados Golf Association hosted its 2017 Challenge Cup.

The two-ball, better-ball tournament attracted 42 teams (84 players) at the Barbados Golf Club, last weekend, where Jackman and Douek produced a combined net score of 58 to emerge champions.

They staved off a competitive field and were a stroke better than second-placed Adrian Linton and Adam Abass (net 59) while Bruce Massiah and Peter Johnson finished third, with net 61.

A number of prizes that tested the skills of golfers were also up for grabs, and national juniors Emily Odwin and Dario Sargeant also cashed in.

Odwin collected the prize for the longest drive among the women, on hole No. 18, while Sargeant flopped his tee-shot within six-feet of the pin , on the narrow and challenging Par 3 at No. 13, to win the nearest-to-pin prize. Horace Burton took the men’s longest drive award.

During a presentation ceremony at the club-house, where Douek collected on behalf of the champions, BGA president Trevor Tasker thanked all participating players and the staff of the BGC for making the Challenge Cup a success.

He also disclosed that the next major event on the BGA’s calendar will be a Corporate Day event in mid-June at the Barbados Golf Club .

The Corporate Day event is an annual significant fundraiser for the association as they seek to raise funds this year to assist the Barbados Junior team in attending the 2017 Caribbean Junior Championships in Trinidad in July. (PR)