Cayman’s golfers move up the leaderboard

The Cayman Islands men’s golf team improved its position on the second day of the Eisenhower Trophy competition at the World Amateur Team Championships in Mexico.

The trio of Andrew Jarvis, Payten Wight and Michael Wight finished play on Thursday, 22 September tied with Costa Rica and Panama for 55th out of 71 teams with a cumulative total of +23 (309) combined strokes. They combined for a day two score of 11 over par with 13 strokes, three better than the day before.

Andrew Jarvis had the best of day two on the course for Cayman, shooting 75 strokes for four over par. He hit 87 on the first day. His individual total so far is 162 strokes for 19 over par.

Michael Wight didn’t fare as well as on the opening day. He finished with 80 strokes – nine over par – for the day, after hitting 74 on Wednesday. His two-day running total is 154 strokes, 11 over par, the best individual total of the Cayman trio.

Payten Wight was seven over par Thursday with 78 strokes, bettering his performance on day one (82 strokes). So far, he is 17 strokes over par for the tournament with 160 strokes.

The team score is calculated by omitting the highest of the three scores.

Cayman is just ahead of Caribbean neighbours Jamaica and Haiti but trail Bermuda, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

After the first day, Cayman was tied with Mauritius and Bulgaria in 61st position.

Australia leads the way with a team score of 267. That’s 119 strokes under par. Play continues Friday.

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