Puerto Rico extends lead over Jamaica on day two of Carib four-ball championships

By October 11, 2019

Puerto Rico extended its lead over Jamaica to three points at the end of day two of the Caribbean Golf Association Four-Ball Championships currently underway at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. 

At the close of play on Friday, Puerto Rico has 43 points to Jamaica’s 40.

Playing in windy and rainy conditions, Jamaica’s two-man team of Sean Morris and Dr Mark Newnham had another good day on the course, scoring a four-under-par 68 for a two-day total of 133.

They sunk five birdies which saw them open up a 15-shot lead over Puerto Rico whose pair shot a 75 on the day for an overall score of 148.

“Conditions were tough today and got progressively worse,” Morris said.

“There were soggy fairways and the bunkers were completely compacted due to the heavy downpour." 

He was, nevertheless, happy to maintain first place in his category.

Meanwhile, Jamaica’s two female teams also maintained leads in their respective categories even though the playing conditions affected their scores.

 Jodi Munn-Barrow and Alison Reid shot an 89 for a combined score of 169. However, they were still five strokes ahead of Puerto Rico who shot a 91  for an overall score of 174.

The ladies are vying for the Marie Nunes Trophy. 

The other female Jamaica team of Michelle Gabay and Maggie Lyn, who are competing for the Dessie Henry Trophy leads with 84 (165 over two days) to lead Trinidad & Tobago (93) by 10 shots.

 In the battle for the Ramon Baez Romano trophy, the Jamaican team of John O'Donoghue and Philip Prendergast scored five over par 77 for a two-day total of 159 to occupy the seventh spot.

 They were five strokes better than their first-day score of 82.  Puerto Rico remained in the top spot on 137 after carding a five-under-par 67 on Friday.

 It was a similar story for Michael Boyd and Bert Tomlinson, who dropped from second to sixth place after scoring 83 on the second day of competition.  Their combined score of 161 sees them trailing Puerto Rico whose pair shot a 76 for a combined score of 152.  They are competing for the Higgs & Higgs Trophy.

 After two days of play, the Bahamas are third on 26 points with the Cayman Islands fourth with 23.  Barbados, 20, Trinidad & Tobago, 11, US Virgin Islands, 11, and Turks & Caicos Islands, 11, complete the standings.

 

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