CARIBBEAN JUNIOR AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPSGUAVABERRY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, JUAN DOLIO, DOMINICAN REPUBLICJULY 3RD – JULY 5TH, 2012
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2012 VIRGIN ISLANDS TEAM
Back row left to right: Ricky James, Jr. (Boys 11-13); Taylor Singh (Boys 16-17); LaVonte’ Blyden (Boys 11-13); Omari Rollins (Boys 16-17). Front Row left to right: Veronica Rollins (Coach/Manager); Kayla Clendinen (Girls 14-15); Radiance Peets (Girls 11-13); Anamari Morales (Girls 11-13); & Jennifer Prendergast (Girls 14-15).
GUAVABERRY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Our team of eight played from Tuesday, July 3rd to Thursday, July 5th at the Guavaberry Golf & Country Club in the Dominican Republic. The course played 6883 for boys 16 -17; 5774 for boys 11-13 and girls 14-15; and 5147 for girls 11-13. Juniors are required to walk with their bags during the three day tournament. The weather was great except for the last day when we had a 15 minute downpour. Overall, the course was in great condition.
The Caribbean Junior Amateur Championships is made up of teams from the Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, OECS, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and the U.S. Virgin Islands. All islands brought teams except for the Cayman Islands who had one player. Puerto Rico won the tournament and Trinidad & Tobago placed second. The Virgin Islands team placed sixth, one up from last year. Jennifer Prendergast placed 4th out of 12 participants in her division and Taylor Singh placed 9th out of 18 participants in his division. All others contributed points to our team standing. Congratulations to all team members for participating.
We would like to thank our sponsors who support the Mahogany Run Junior Golf program and those who assisted in getting the Virgin Islands National junior team to the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships this year. Thank you to following supporters: Hugh Smith Jr. & the sponsors of the Hugh Smith Sr. Memorial Open Championship; Mahogany Run Golf Course & Kris Macken, GM; Nevin Phillips, Director of Golf & the staff at Mahogany Run; Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands; : Ed & Carolyn Wardwell; Department of Housing, Parks & Recreation; Americas Management Services dba Dial Rent to Own; Theodore Tunick & Company; Caribbean Travel Agency; The Frenchman’s Reef; The West Indian Company; The Department of Tourism; St. Thomas/St. John Golf Association; St. Thomas/St. John Ladies Golf Association; Home Depot; Asfour; VIP Awards; Art Egger; Leah Casteel; Charlene Donovan; St. Clair Williams; Joann Lynch; Dan Singh; Lavern Slack; Cletis Clendinen; Jelani Rollins; Dixie Ann Tang Yuk; Ricky & Trish James; Maria “Bootsie” Prendergast; Marcos Morales; Beverly Chongasing; Mark Robertson; Lorraine McFarren-Joseph; Colville Morton; Simone Gomez, Esq.; and the members of Mahogany Run Golf Course who participated in fundraising events.
The Federation has a new President, Nevin Phillips and is looking forward to renewed participation in the VIOC.
Golf had 112 players in the St. Thomas Open and 88 players in the St. Croix Open.
Two golfers represented the VI at the World University Games in China. Golf will be an Olympic sport in 2016 in Rio.
President - Nevin Phillips
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