Half Moon, the 400-acre luxury resort in Rose Hall, St James, will be title sponsors as well as hosts of the 49th Jamaica Open set for November 28-December 1.
The event will include an 18-hole pro-am and 54-hole stroke play tournament where golf professionals from the US, Canada, Europe, Latin and South America and the Caribbean compete for the Jamaica Open trophy and cash prize. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 50 per cent of the professional field as well as the top-performing senior professionals.
"We are committed to supporting the Jamaica Golf Association in its mission to foster and promote the development of golf in Jamaica and to sponsoring the prestigious Jamaica Open tournament," Aram Zerunian, Half Moon's general manager, said in a release yesterday.
Last year's winner
American Senior pro Russ Cochran won last year's event by shooting a 10 under-par 206. Cochran beat fellow American Dave Rummels and Canadian Dave Levesque by two shots as they finished on eight under 208.
According to Half Moon, golfers can take advantage of the hotel's special Jamaica Open rates starting at US$215 per night single occupancy and US$240 per night double. Rates include breakfast, tax and service charge but tournament registration, tax and service charges are additional.
This year's event will mark the fifth consecutive year and the eighth time that the 58-year-old resort will stage the premier event.