Jarvis brothers take top honours

L-R: Andrew Jarvis, CIGA President Paul Woodhouse, Aaron Jarvis, RSM Managing Director Alex Bodden

Aaron and Andrew Jarvis took the top spots in the RSM Junior Masters Golf Tournament on Sunday, 2 April.

The stroke-play tournament at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Golf Course featured 14 of Cayman’s top juniors contending for the top two prize-winning spots. All players, boys and girls, aged nine to 18 played head-to-head on gross scores, handicapped only by tee assignments and yardage that were pre-determined by age an ability.

In the end, Aaron took the top spot and beat his older brother, Andrew, into second place.

Andrew, 18, played 6,850 yards from the black tees, with younger brother Aaron and Justin Hastings handicapped based on a 6,650 course, playing from a combination of black and blue tees.

Junior Masters champion, Aaron Jarvis, from the bunker on hole 17

Joe Purton played 6,500 yards from the blues and Todd Purton and Andy Hastings played a 6,200-yard course from the white tees.

The girls, Holly McLean and Lauren Needham, played 5,300 from the gold tees and junior boys, Danny Lyne, Zach Brooks, Sam McLean, Luke Dodson, Ben Croucher and Zachary Garnett played 5,000 yards from the green tees.

Paul Woodhouse, President of the Cayman Islands Golf Association, was pleased with the results and recognised the importance of local support in providing these opportunities.

“It is important to have local companies like RSM supporting the development of our young athletes. There are such valuable lessons to be learned though sport, and these boys and girls who demonstrate respect, integrity, determination and excellence on the golf course, represent the future of the Cayman Islands,” he said.

The juniors will be back out on the course on 28 May for the sixth and final round of the Digicel Junior Series at North Sound Golf Club.

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