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Barnes targets growth after Junior Series win

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 2:00 AMShayne Fairman
Adrian Barnes
Beginners Class winner Adrian Barnes gets ready to tee off during the Jamaica Golf Association Junior Series at Caymanas Golf Club on Saturday.
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Following his win at the recently concluded five-game Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) Junior Series, overall Beginners Class champion Adrian Barnes is looking to grow in the sport and continue his winning ways.

The eight-year-old Creative Kids Academy student triumphed with an overall score of 365 points to take top honours in his keenly contested category.

Cillian Hall copped the runner-up spot with a score of 340 points, while Kemari Morris finished third with 325 points.

The confident Barnes, who actually had to settle for second place on last Saturday's final day of competition at the Caymanas Golf Club in St Catherine, was very happy with his success in the competition.

"It gives a very good meaning to my life, and I am very happy with my win, as winning it brings a lot of pride to my family," the youngster explained.

Hall had some joy on Saturday winning match number five, after scoring 46 points to edge Barnes, who tallied 47 points, with Kemari Morris (48) taking third place.

The young Barnes credited his father and grandfather, who both play the sport, as well as following it avidly as major sources of inspiration.

"My dad played golf and I am just happy the hard work I put in can make them proud, so I am very excited and happy," Barnes continued. "I feel very good, and I am going to continue playing and look to continue winning."

The young players were awarded 100 points for each match won in the series, 90 for second, while third place got 85. Participants earned 50 points for competing.