Jarvis 7th at California tournament

Aaron Jarvis (file photo)

Local golfer Aaron Jarvis finished seventh at a Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) tournament in California on 18-19 February.

One of the biggest storms in Southern California in at least 20 years wreaked havoc on the tournament, resulting in the cancellation of the first day of the tournament and the official practice round.

The weather improved enough for the golfers to hit the Sandpiper Golf Course for a one round, 18-hole shootout on 19 February, although conditions were windy, wet and challenging.

“It was a pity that the weather caused the tournament to be reduced to one round. However, I really enjoyed playing in California for the first time. The grass on the greens is different to that at home and in Florida and took time to get used to,” said Jarvis, who is 14 years-old.


Aaron Jarvis at the FCWT tournament in California.


His seventh-place finish earned his 1,000 points towards the tour standings.  He sits in 11th place with 3,000 points, trailing behind many local golfers who have had the opportunity to play between three and six rounds in the series.

FCWT conducts junior golf tournaments for boys and girls aged nine to 19, providing stats and standings and an opportunity for junior golfers to compete in a forum followed by US college coaches and scouts.

FCWT alumni are represented across colleges in the US and also among the ranks of PGA golfers. The season coincides with the college school year, running from September through May.  The Sandpiper tournament was the 22nd tournament of the 2016-2017 season. Golfers are ranked based on points earned from placings over the tournaments.

Jarvis and Justin Hastings both played their first FCWT tournament of the series in October at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, earning 2,000 and 1,400 points respectively for placing first and second at that tournament. They are the top contenders for the Junior Team that will represent the Cayman Islands at the Caribbean Championships that will be held in Trinidad in July.

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