Cayman duo finish near top of leaderboard in Florida

Two of Cayman’s junior golfers, Andrew Jarvis and James Bould, played in the inaugural Albany, Bahamas Junior Classic Tournament, hosted by The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour on February 11 and 12. Weather conditions were ideal and the course was in pristine condition for the event which drew competitors from across the U.S. and the Caribbean.

Andrew Jarvis lines up a putt.

Andrew Jarvis played in the Boys 16-18 Division, shooting 80-82 on the 6,700-yard course over the two days.  Jarvis placed fourth in a very competitive field behind Florida golfers Ben Pirro (1st) and Callum Brown (2nd) and Georgia based Tripp Murphy (3rd).

Eleven-year-old, James Bould earned a third place finish behind Will McGriff of Florida and Colt Ingram of South Carolina.  James shot 95-92 on the 5,300-yard course, nailing five pars in a row in round two to land himself a spot in the top three. His top-three finish at this tournament secured James and exemption into a mid-season invitational tournament at Sea Island in Georgia in June.

Junior golf continues to gain momentum in Cayman as these young golfers tackle local tournaments and travel abroad to gain experience and learn to navigate the challenges of different courses.

The local circuit continues with rounds five and six of the Digicel Junior Golf Series in March and May and a junior team will also be preparing for the Junior Caribbean Championships in Trinidad in July.

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