Newnham scores resounding victory
Johnathan Newnham scored a resounding victory, finishing 22 shots ahead of his rivals to capture the boys' 16-17 title at the National Junior trials, which was held at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club last weekend.
Newnham recorded scores of 72 and 73 for a total of 145 to take home his crown ahead of Sandals-based Oshane Haye, who finished second with 167 shots, while Michael Wilmot ended third with 170.
Austin Swaby won the 14-15 age group with a score of 157, as Romaine Evans 169 took second. Russell finished third with 170.
In the 11-13 category, where they had two rounds of 16 shots, Justin Burrowes (166) won ahead of Jack Stein (183). Ethan Jones was third on 187.
Rochelle Prince carded 181 to top the girls' 16-17 section.
Sherisse Walker moved to the head of the girls' 14-15 age group on the first day with 92 shots to complete the trials on 183. Jayda Thompson finished second on 195.
In the girls' 11-13 age category, Tiana Cruz and Kei Harris were tied on the first day with 97. However, Harris finished the second round three shots ahead of Cruz to clinch first place.
The selection committee, headed by Vikram Dhiman, will meet shortly to determine players who will represent Jamaica at the Caribbean Junior Championships in the Dominican Republic in early July.