Aaron Jarvis in Top 50 at LatAm Championships

Aaron Jarvis contemplates a shot, as his older brother, Andrew, supported him as his caddie. (Images supplied)

The Caribbean’s reigning Under-15 Boys golf champion started 2019 with a bang.

​In his first tournament of the year, Cayman’s Aaron Jarvis finished 50th overall shooting +18 over-par (306) at the 2019 Latin American Amateur Golf Championships 17-20 January, held at the Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic.

​After shooting +4 over-par on day one, the 16-year old rallied on day two to make the cut with his best round of the tournament shooting just +1 over-par (73). Jarvis followed with a round three 77 (+5) and a final round 80 (+8).  Jarvis was caddied by older brother Andrew.

It was a frustrating outing for Payten Wight, who had his father as his caddie.

​In his fourth appearance at the Latin American Amateur Golf Championships, 2018 Cayman Islands Golf Association (CIGA) national champion Payten Wight missed the cut after shooting an opening day 81 (+9) and a round two 77 (+5), who was caddied by father Michael.

​Mexico’s Alvaro Ortiz shot -14 under-par (276) to win both the tournament and entry into the 2019 PGA Masters.

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