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National Amateur Champs tees off

Published:Friday | May 22, 2015 | 5:00 AM
Dr Mark Newnham

The four-day Seafreight National Amateur Golf Championship tees off this morning at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club.

Last year?s overall winner, Dr Mark Newnham, is in the field and he will receive strong competition from national representatives Brian Bailey, Ian Facey, Rory Jardine, Radcliff Knibbs, William Knibbs, Opeton Marshall, Sean Morris, Johnny Newnham and Easton Williams. Female national representatives in the competition include Tiana Cruz, Michele Gabay and Kei Harris and Rochelle Prince.

The tournament will be competed in several flights, including 0-6, 7-11, 12-17 and 18+ to include the men and senior. The super senior men will play in three categories 0-12, 13-18 and 19+, while the ladies will compete in two categories, 0-12 and 13-24.

Although the main championship is a four-day event, golfers will also be able to compete in three-day and two-day events.

According to tournament director David Mais, the Seafreight championship will provide keen competition for those persons invited to the National Trials. He noted that it is significant that the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships will be hosted in Jamaica this year and that there are a significant number of competitors who wish to represent Jamaica on home ground.

He added that despite the drought, the golf course is in fair condition for what will be an event populated by Jamaica?s best golfers.

The championship tees off at 7:30 a.m.