Cayman in 2nd heading into final day

Aaron Jarvis (2nd from left) leads Cayman's men. (Photos courtesy Caribbean Golf Association)

The Cayman Islands eased ahead of defending champions Dominican Republic into second behind Trinidad and Tobago on 2 August to set up an exciting finish in the race for the Hoerman Cup at the 62nd Annual Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships.

Team Cayman had the best combined round of the penultimate day with 288, one better on the day than Trinidad and Tobago, who continue to maintain a presence atop the leaderboard after three days of play at North Sound Golf Club.

Aaron Jarvis led the surge for the local team with an impressive two under par 68, making him one of only three players to go under par on Thursday. The teenager, who won the 14-15 age group at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Championships earlier in the summer, moved fifth with his latest round. His earlier scores were 74 and 75.

Brian Ross and Payten Wight each shot 73 on the day to finish +5 and tied with each other for seventh position. Andrew Jarvis is five shots back in a three-way tie for 11th position, Justin Hastings is another shot back in 14th, with Michael Wight back in 38th.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Wan Joo Lee leads the individual competition with -6, ahead of Puerto Rico’s Max Alverio.

Emily Ribbins sinks a putt.

In the women’s competition for the George Teal Trophy, Puerto Rico leads with Cayman back in sixth place.

13-year-old Holly Mclean has been Cayman’s best performer through three rounds at +26 and is in 14th position on the individual board. Emily Ribbins is four strokes back tied for 15th, with Nitti Howe another stroke back in 18th, and Isabel Mendes 20th at +39.

The tournament featuring teams from the Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States Virgin Islands wraps up Friday, 3 August.

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