Cayman trio at World Junior Golf Challenge

L-R: Andrew Hastings, Holly Mclean & Justin Hastings.

Three of the Cayman Islands’ junior golfers took part in the international Canadian Junior Golf Association – World Junior Challenge played at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida from 27-30 December 2018.

Since the inaugural tee-off in 1993, the CJGA World Junior Challenge has seen thousands of junior golfers, representing over 30 countries, from countries such as Australia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States in a competitive environment held at some of Florida’s most prolific golf courses.

This highly recognized event, held during the Winter holiday season, offers junior golfers the opportunity to compete in an internationally ranked tournament while experiencing the culture of Florida golf.

The Boys U19 division played on the famous PGA course, Copperhead, Par 71 course setup featuring very fast greens and challenging tee shots. Justin Hastings finished tied for 4th with a three-day total score of 223 (9 over par) with an impressive 1 under par on the final day. This is an impressive performance given the top international quality of the field, with some of the best juniors in the world competing. Aaron Jarvis was set to compete in this tournament but due to illness, he had to withdraw.

The Boys U15 division played on the North Course, Andrew Hastings finished 25 with a three-day total of 261 (48 over par).

In the Girls U15 Division also played on the North Course, Holly Mclean finished T10 with a total score of 251 (38 over par) from a field of 18 girls.

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