The Digicel Junior Golf Series tee’d off last weekend at the North Sound Golf Course.
The juniors faced some tough conditions for the start of the first of six tournaments. The strong winds didn’t stop the 24 boys and girls who came out to put the first round of scores on the board.
In the senior boys category, playing 18 holes from the white tees, Andrew Jarvis led the standings with a score of 72, followed by Justin Hastings with a 76. Andy Hastings led the younger boys who played 18 holes from the red tees and Holly McLean led the girls with an 88. Given the tough conditions, the organizers were particularly pleased to see such a big turn out from the younger 9-hole golfers with 11 boys and 3 girls. Zach Brooks placed just ahead of Danny Lyne with impressive scores of 42 and 43 and Beth Walton led the 9-hole girls with a 56.
The junior golfers have a busy December with round two of the Digicel series set for Sunday 11 December.
Trials for the junior team representing Cayman at the Caribbean championships kick off with two of four rounds on this Sunday (November 27) and a record of 12 junior golfers will tee off at the Doral-Publix Junior Golf Classic in Miami, Florida from December 17- 23, which is said to attract more than 600 of the top junior golfers from around the world.