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Youthful Team Jamaica for Carib Amateur Golf Champs

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:18 AM
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The Jamaica Golf Association announced its 10-member team to represent the country at the upcoming Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship to be held between June 30 and July 6 at the Links, Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic.

The team will compete for two trophies: the Hoerman Cup for men, and the George Teale Trophy for women. Both groups are dominated by juniors with four of six on the men side and all four on the female side. Additionally, two of the four juniors will be representing Jamaica for the first time at the senior level.

The Hoerman Cup team members are William Knibbs, Sean Morris, Jack Stein, Sebert Walker Jr., Justin Burrowes, and Mark Newnham. The George Teale Trophy team members are Hannah Foster, Emily Mayne, Eryn Blakely, and Kei Harris.

TOP SIX MEN

The top six men in the national trials that was held in early June were selected for the Hoerman Cup team. Knibbs, a junior with a four day total score of 295 or seven over par, won the trials. The next four Stein, Walker Jr, and Burrowes, and Morris, a senior, all posted four day total scores of 306 or 18 over par and were tied for second. Newnham, also a senior, ended the trials on 321 or 33 over par. Walker Jr was the only player to post an under par score. This, he did on day three of the trials when he posted 71 or one under par on the 72 par course at Half Moon in Montego Bay, where the national trials were held.

Jack Stien and Serbert Walker Jr will be representing Jamaica at the senior level for the first time.

Stein is a recent graduate of the Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, USA, where he played Varsity Golf for four years. He will play golf at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee later this year.

Stein has been playing competitively since he was 11 years old. When he is not golfing, he can be found watching the Golf Channel, swimming and playing the piano or violin.

Walker Jr grew up in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where, from as early as five years old, golf has been a part of his daily routine, as he tries to beat his older siblings. He is looking forward to his tertiary education and golf will definitely be in the mix.

On the female side, all four female representatives are still juniors, but have already played for Jamaica at the senior level, with Emily Mayne and Eryn Blakely making their second tour of duty.