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Burrowes holds PGA ambitions

Published:Thursday | February 9, 2017 | 2:00 AMShayne Fairman
Burrowes

Talented national junior golfer, Justin Burrowes, though admitting he was not at his best at this point, is determined to improve his game as the year progresses.

Burrowes is hoping that these improvements will help in transitioning his career to the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) level in the near future.

The 17-year-old, though winning the blue tees trophy in the final game of the Jamaica Golf Association Junior Series last weekend, was not happy with his performance.

He missed some games due to exams, but managed to rack up a total of 365 points.

"Today was a pretty poor performance. I think my finishing was terrible, and I will just keep on pushing on and training hard on my game," Burrowes shared after his outing.

Next up for the player is the February Flights Classic at the end of month at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club, to be followed by the national trials in March.

The teen could make Jamaica's national team for the sixth consecutive year.

"For sure, I can make the team this year. After this year, I want to get a zero handicap and play professional golf ultimately," shared Burrowes.

"I want to take small steps at a time and take on smaller tours, then to go on to PGA Golf, that is my dream," Burrowes continued.

 

WORKING TO MAKE HIS MARK

 

The Hillel Academy standout launched on to the scene following a famous Junior Champion-ships win in the Republic Bank Caribbean Junior Championships tournament in Trinidad and Tobago in 2014, copping the top spot in Boys 11-13 category in that competition.

He is working hard to continue making his mark in the sport.

"Winning in Trinidad and Tobago got me known throughout the Caribbean. It was a good win for me, and I am working hard to continue improving and growing as one of the young golfers," added Burrowes, who wants to be playing professional by age 22.

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