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Facey holds two-stroke lead in Seafreight National Amateur Golf Championships

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 5:00 AM
Ian Facey makes a shot during play on day three of the Seafreight National Amateur Golf Championship at Caymanas Golf and Country Club.

Ian Facey played a steady round to emerge as the new leader in the men's 0-6 category, on day three of the Seafreight National Amateur Golf Championship at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club.

Facey finished yesterday's competition scoring one over par at 73, for a combined total of 281, which gave him a two-stroke lead.

Jonathan Newnham, who led the first two days, relinquished his hold with a third-round score of 77, for a combined total of 220.

Holding firmly in third position is O'Shae Haye with 231, while Romaine Evans, also from Sandals, is fourth with 234, followed by national representative, Sean Morris, who is a stroke behind on 235.

Dr Carl Bruce is the leader in the men's 7-11 category after shooting 86 on the third day, for a total of 250. George Hugh is second with 253, and Richard White third with 265. Eric Gagnon had 269 in the 12-17 category.

Even with nine bogeys and two triple bogeys, Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) president, Peter Chin, continued to lead the men's 0-12 Super Senior category with rounds of 77, 75 and 86. His closest rival, Michael Boyd, is four strokes behind on 242. Gordon Hutchinson recovered from a disastrous second round to grasp third with 246.

Carlysle Hudson is still in front in the Super Senior 13-24 category with 280, followed by John Hayletts, 297.

Meanwhile, Tiana Cruz maintained her focus and her lead in the women's 0-12 category with 82, for a three-day total of 240. Kei Harris is second with 241, after shooting 79, and Michele Gabay is third.

Murine Blake leads the women's 13-24 category after scoring an impressive 79 for a 269 grand total. Second is Diane Hudson.

Action on the final day starts at 7:30 a.m.