Matthew Marquez wins Sir Garry Sobers, qualifies for BMW Jamaica Classic

By May 07, 2019

A masterful 23-year-old Matthew Marquez from Trinidad and Tobago won the Sir Garry Sobers Festival of Golf played in Barbados last weekend.

By winning, he qualified to play in the 2019 PGA LatinoAmerica BMW Jamaica Classic set for May 13-19 at Cinnamon Hill in Montego Bay.

Played over three courses – The Royal Westmoreland, the Country Club at Sandy Lane and the Barbados Golf Club – Marquez shot scores of 76, 74, and 72 over the 54 holes for an overall 222.

Roger Beale, the hometown talent shot 81, 72 and 76 over the three rounds to secure second place while Sean Edey had scores of 83, 74 and 73 to close with 230 for third.

However, Marquez, who only turned pro in 2018, will be the lone entrant for the BMW Jamaica Classic as second place finisher Roger Beale has decided to withdraw because of the passing of his father in the United States.

Beale has reportedly informed the organisers that he will not be available for the tournament.

Fifteen-year-old Emily Odwin shot a 3 over par 219 to win the amateurs.  

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