Cayman 3rd after two days at C’bean golf championships

Justin Hastings continues to be Cayman's best performer.

A solid day on the course saw the Cayman Islands move up to third place in the team competition of the Hoerman Cup at the 2017 Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships in the Dominican Republic at the end of Wednesday, 2 August, with three golfers in the top 20 of the individual standings.

Although conditions remained tough on the second day of the competition, three of the six golfers improved on their opening round scores, while Justin Hastings matched his day one output at Casa De Campo.

The 13-year-old remained Cayman’s best performer through two rounds. The youngest member of the team shot back-to-back rounds of 74 and was +6 at the end of the second day’s play, holding firm at ninth position on the leaderboard.

Michael Wight also shot 74 on Wednesday after a 79 the previous day. He was +11 through two rounds and moved from 27th to 20th. He sat one spot back of teenager Aaron Jarvis, whose 75 on the second day was a three-stroke improvement on his opening round of 78. The 14, year-old was also 11 over par after two days on the course.

Brian Ross bounced back after an opening round 80 with 77 on Wednesday for a two-day gross of +15. Payten Wight was also on +15, slumping to 81 on the second day to follow his 76 on Tuesday.

Andrew Jarvis also found the going tougher on day two, as he hit 81. A day earlier, he shot 77 and was +16 at the halfway mark of the championships.

Overall, Cayman moved up from fourth to third behind hosts Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

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