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Top national players to compete in Alliance Flights Classic

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AM
Jonathan Newnham

Following on the National Senior Trials held early last month, the Alliance Flights Classic tees off this weekend at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club.

The tournament will showcase some of Jamaica's best golfing talent, including Jonathan Newnham who finished first in the Trials, Mark Newnham, renowned vascular surgeon and father of Jonathan, William Knibbs and O'Shae Haye.

Among the seniors, noteworthy competitors include other national representatives Robert Chin, Wayne Chai Chong, Rory Jardine. Super Seniors who will be vying for category titles include JGA president Peter Chin, Opeton Marshall and Fred Sutherland.

Junior golfers in contention are Luke Lindo, Jack Stein and Sebert Walker, all of whom are also national representatives. Lindo and Stein will be competing for a spot on the junior team in the boys' Under-17 category. The Alliance Flights Classic will be used to determine which of these young golfers will travel with the junior team to the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships in Trinidad and Tobago next month.

The first tee time is at 7:30 a.m. today.