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Newnham 10th at World University Games golf tourney

Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 6:00 AM
World University Games representatives Jonathan Newnham (left) and William Knibbs.

Jamaica's Jonathan Newnham is in 10th spot going into today's second day of the World University Games golf tournament in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France.

For the first time, Jamaica is fielding two representatives in the games with the assistance of the sports departments of the University of Technology and the University of the West Indies. The other Jamaican representative is William Knibbs.

On day one yesterday, Newnham shot a four over par 76 to tie in 10th position with three other competitors. Knibbs is seven shots behind in 29th position.

Dr Mark Newnham, the team manager, said the course is very challenging and that trouble lies in wait in the rough for the golfer whose ball leaves the fairway. He added, however, that Knibbs and Newnham are in a positive frame of mind and expect that the next two days will test their skill and tenacity.

Forty-two male golfers and 34 females are playing in the tournament.