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Golfer Wesley Brown now world-ranked

Published:Tuesday | December 16, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's rising golf star, Wesley Brown, has now officially made it on the International Golf Rankings. He is listed as number 1548 in the rankings released yesterday. The world number one is Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy.

An elated Brown, who recently won his last two tournaments in Jamaica, said making the international rankings was a dream come true.

"I am elated and so happy. I have worked very hard and made a lot of sacrifices and now all the hard work is paying off," Brown said in an interview following the release of the rankings.

Brown was full of praise for his sponsors, Sandals Resorts International, for their support, which has allowed him to participate on the international tour.

The golf star, who is currently on a break until January, said his plan is to steadily move up the rankings and is confident that next year will be an even more successful one.

The Jamaican ace recently won the Alliance Buccaneer Memorial Event at Caymanas Golf Club, as well as a charity event in Montego Bay.

With his golfing season now closed for the year, Brown said he will be back in action in Jamaica in January, but will open his overseas tour in February.

"I am expecting even better things this year," Brown observed.

Brown will next year be playing on the high-level USA Pro Series circuit following sterling play abroad. He had previously competed on the National Golfing Association (NGA) Carolina Series, which is a notch below the Pro Series, but, due to his outstanding performances, had earned a shot at the higher rated Pro Series.

The NGA Tour consists of several tours: Pro Series, Carolina Series and Winter Series.

Brown, a caddy at Sandals Golf and Country Club, is sponsored by Sandals Resorts International.