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Ten-year-old stars with hole-in-one

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2016 | 7:57 PM
Young golf star Noah Azan at the par three eleventh hole at the Sandals Golf and Country Club.
Some of the young golfers who competed in the tournament at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in Ocho Rios last weekend.

Young Noah Azan set the Sandals Golf and Country Club alight last weekend with a hole-in-one on the par three eleventh hole.

Ten-year-old Azan went on to place second in the Under-11 age group.

"It's an incredible achieve-ment to get a hole-in-one in general. Most players go their entire lives without getting one, so this speaks volumes to Noah's ability and dedication to the game as a 10-year-old," his coach, Jason Lopez, said.

The third Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) Junior Series teed off on October 8 with its first match at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in Ocho Rios. Thirty-eight juniors, ages 6-17, are to set to participate in the tournament which involves a series of five matches over five months at five golf courses across the island.

There were other outstanding plays last Saturday. Eight-year-old Lek Drummond made an amazing eagle on hole number nine, hitting a six iron into the hole from 100 yards, going on to shoot an impressive 40 over nine holes to win the Co-ed Intermediate.

First-timer Adrian Barnes won the Beginners with a score of 44.

The lowest score of the day came from boys' Under-13 winner Tristan Brown, who shot 76. Justin Burrowes won the boys' Under-17 with a score of 81, and Sebastian Azan shot 87 to win Co-ed Under-11.

Kei Harris shot 89 to win the girls' Under-17, and Emily Mayne won the girls' Under-13 with a score of 98.

The next match in the JGA Junior Series takes place at Caymanas Golf and Country Club on November 19 and 20.