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CAGC set for MoBay July 28-31

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 7:00 AMShayne Fairman
Jason Hall (left), deputy director of tourism, cruise, events and attractions, talks with Wayne Chai-Chong (centre), treasurer of the Caribbean Golf Association, and Peter Chin (right), president of the Jamaica Golf Association, during the press launch of the 59th Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships at The Jamaica Pegasus yesterday.

The 59th Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships (CAGC) will take centre stage at the Half Moon and Cinnamon Hill Golf Courses in Montego Bay from July 28-31.

Nine Caribbean territories will be vying for the prestigious Hoerman Cup in the male amateur section, while the George Teale Cup will be awarded to the top female team.

The RamÛn Baez trophy for golfers aged 35-49, Francis/Steele-Perkins Cup for the 50-59 age group, and the Higgs and Higgs Trophy for 60 and over will also be up for grabs.

Points from each division will then be tallied to determine the overall winners of the Caribbean Golf Amateur Championships, and the Arthur Ziadie Trophy 2015.

Peter Chin, Jamaica Golf Association president, said his association is extremely proud to be the host of the 59th renewal of the most prestigious amateur golf championships in the Caribbean.

Most memorable event

"It is our intention ... to make it the most memorable event in the history of the championships," Chin said yesterday at a press launch at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

Digicel SportsMax will broadcast a special two-part feature to be aired at the end of the Championships on its channels Digicel SportsMax & Digicel SportsMax2. Tournament sponsors include Digicel Sportsmax, Sports Development Foundation, Supreme Ventures JustBet, Jamaica Tourist Board and Jamaica Sports, Johnnie Walker and Alliance Investment.

The tournament director will be Dave McNulty.