Cayman golfers finish 60th, behind record-setting Australians

The Cayman Islands men’s golf team finished 60th of 70 teams at the World Amateur Team Championships in Mexico.

The trio of Andrew Jarvis, Payten Wight and Michael Wight were 55 strokes over par through the four rounds of play.

Michael Wight was the best of the Cayman golfers. He finished with an individual score of 311 strokes, 25 over par. Payten Wight completed the tournament at 35 over par with 321 strokes, while Andrew Jarvis shot 324 for 38 over par.

In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day total (72-hole) is the team’s score for the championship.

Australia easily won the championship, posting a record score of 38-under-par 534, tying the total established by the USA in 2014. Their victory margin was the third-largest in championship history.

England won the silver medal at 553, behind a final-round 6-under 136. Austria and Ireland shared the bronze medal and were one stroke back at 554.

Cayman finished five strokes behind neighbours, Jamaica, and were two strokes behind Mauritius for 59th position.

The biennial competition is conducted by the International Golf Federation (IGF). The 2018 World Amateur Team Championship will be played 5-8 Sept. at Carton House Golf Club in Maynooth, Ireland, approximately 30 miles from Dublin.

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