Three in a row for Kapuscinski

Scott Kapusinski putts on No. 18.

Scott Kapuscinski distanced himself from the field to take the Seniors’ title for the third consecutive year at the 2018 Cayman Islands Amateur Golf Championship sponsored by TRAC Automotive. Meantime, Stephen Heal took the super seniors trophy for the first time.

Kapuscinski held a one-stroke advantage over Joe Defilippo after the shooting 79 on Saturday, 24 March, but dropped a 73 the following day to widen the gap and do as he did the previous two years and lift the trophy.

“It was a fantastic day today,” he told after finishing up at North Sound Golf Club. “There were some great competitors out there but I played really well.”

Calling it a dream come true to better the field for three years running, Kapuscinski added: “I never would have thought that I would be able to stay ahead of these guys. It’s a very competitive age group with a lot of great guys. I’ve been working towards this and it’s nice to see it pay off.”

Second was Paul Woodhouse, who shot a second round 78 after 81 a day earlier for a two-day total of 159. He was seven strokes behind the champion. Defilippo was third with 163.

Stephen Heal

Meantime, Stephen Heal led the four-competitor Super Seniors field with 161 (78, 83) ahead of his nearest challenger, Mick Whitworth (167). Andy Newton (170) was third, and Braden Howe, who won the prior two years, was fourth (176).

“It was challenging with a lot of wind but it was good weather. Competition was stiff over both days but I enjoyed it. I played with some really good guys and had a lot of fun,” Heal said.

Having won the Seniors title previously, this was his first time topping the Super Seniors pack. “That’s special for me. To be competing at this age, is a lot of fun,” Heal said, quickly adding that he’s looking forward to defending his title next year.


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