Patrick Cover shoots final-day 67 to win 52nd Alacran Jamaica Open

By December 15, 2019

Patrick Cover of the USA won the 52nd Alacran Jamaica Open on Saturday, posting a five-under-par 67 and a three-day score of 12- for the tournament held at Tryall Golf Club in Hanover for the first time. 

Cover had eight birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey on Saturday. He had scores of 69 and 68, respectively on Thursday and Friday.

 "I had a game plan going into today.  I was trying to go bogey-free. I figured with the one-shot lead and the three-shot lead, if I went bogey-free I think that they would have a hard time beating me," Cover said afterwards, adding that he hopes to come back and defend his title. He also liked the Tryall golf course.

David Moreland, the joint leader on Thursday’s opening day, was two shots back for an overall score of 206. 

Third place went to Machel McGuire; whose team won the Pro-Am tournament on Wednesday was third with a three-day 209. 

Thomas DeMarco of Canada, who was part of a three-way tie at the end of Thursday’s opening day, was joint fourth on 211.  

Brandon Robinson-Thompson (215) shot an eight-under-par 64, the best score of Saturday’s final round but ended joint 11th

Wesley Brown was the best-placed Jamaican. He was ninth after having shot a final-round 72 for an overall score of 214.

 He shot a pair of 71s going into the final round.

 "It feels good. I am definitely pleased especially because of the way I felt coming into this week. I was not sure I was going to play and if I do play how I will perform so I am definitely pleased with the performance.  Overall it was a great week," he said.

 Meanwhile, Justin Burrowes defended his amateur title. 

He posted 224 (76, 75 and 73 over the three days), the identical total to what he shot in 2017 when he tournament was held at Half Moon in Montego Bay. 

"It feels great.  Coming into today, I knew where I was.  I knew that I only had a one-shot lead and I started off really well.  Things got a little rough on the back nine but I was able to keep it together enough and I just feel relief that it's over and I am just happy that I won and was able to defend," he said. 

William Knibbs was the runner up, one stroke back of 2015 while Sawyer Morgan of the USA was third on 229. 

The sponsors on board this year's Jamaica Open included the Alacran Foundation, Tourism Enhancement Fund,  Tryall Club, My Style (Main Event), Sports Development Foundation and the Jamaica Tourist Board



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