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Jamaica makes good start at Caribbean Golf Association Championships

Jamaica started the Caribbean Golf Association Championships on a good note, ending second behind Puerto Rico on day one at the PGA National Resort & Spa at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In the 4-ball event, the Jamaican team ended the day on 21 points, just a point behind leaders Puerto Rico in the eight country championship.

The two-man team of national champion Sean Morris and Dr Mark Newnham who are vying for the Francis & Steel-Perkins Trophy for men 50 and over, posted  a 7 under par 65 - the best score of all the golfers on the course.

Two other Jamaican teams were in first place in their age groups. Jodi Munn-Barrow and Alison Raid who scored an 8 over par 80 for the Marie Nunes Trophy and Michelle Gabay and Maggie Lyn who are competing for the Dessie Henry Trophy lead with 81, one stroke ahead of Trinidad & Tobago.

Michael Boyd and Bert Tomlinson, competing for the Higgs and Higgs Trophy in the 60 and over age group were in second with a score of 78 behind Barbados on 77.

In the final of the team categories, the Ramon Baez Romano Trophy, the Jamaican team of John O'Donoghue and Philip Prendergast ended the round in seventh place with a score of 82 or ten over par, while Puerto Rico lead with a two under par 70.



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