The Bahamas finished fourth overall at CAJGC
Guardian Sports Reporter
Published: Jul 09, 2013
After a slow opener, Team Bahamas was able to make up ground and turned in one of its best performances, at the annual Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships (CAJGC).
The Bahamas closed the three-round tournament, played at the North Sound Golf Club in the Cayman Islands, with 118 points, which placed them fourth overall. Puerto Rico won with 151 points, the Dominican Republic came in second with 139 points, Trinidad and Tobago was third with 135 points, The Bahamas was fourth, and Barbados scored 91 points for fifth.
The top golfer for The Bahamas in the boys 16-17 division was Harrison Collins who ranked 12th overall with a score of 250. In the first round, Collins shot an 85, and had an 83 and an 82 in the second and third rounds respectively. Brian Coakley trailed Collins and was slotted 13th while Marcus Gouthro scored 282 and came in 15th.
Asiyah Robinson and Marlique Hield were the two representatives in the girls 16-17 division. Robinson was fourth with a score of 248 and Hield was seventh with a score of 281.
Capturing the third spot in the boys 14-15 division was Bahamian Lucas Echeverri with a score of 220. Sachin Kumar of Trinidad and Tobago won the group with a score of 215. He was followed by Rodrigo Sanchez who closed with a score of 219. Coming in eighth with a total of 228 was Asif Robinson and Craig Gomez placed 14th overall with a score of 245.
A three-round total of 245 placed Inecia Rolle in the fifth spot in the girls 14-15 division, which was won by Yudika Rodriguez. Her score was 235. Alexandra Velez was second and Ysabelle Lawrence finished third. Freeport native L’Leah Laing closed with a score of 259 and finished eighth.
Tynesha Tynes was the sole golfer for The Bahamas in the girls 11-13 division. She finished ninth with a score of 305. Over in the 11-12 boys’ division, Xavier Robinson posted a score of 240 for a seventh place finish, and Cameron Riley was 13th overall with a score of 276.
The team was expected to return home yesterday. The senior golf team will head to St. Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Islands to play in their tournament that will swing into action August 5 and continue until August 11. Those Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships will be played at the Mahogany Run in St. Thomas.