Michel earns the first win on ‘The Front 9’ Junior Tour for 2019
Ashley Michel, the 2018 Fourteen Clubs Golf Academy (FCGA) Player of the Year, has started off the new season with a bang, winning the2019 Abaco Junior Golf Championshipson Sunday at the Treasure Cay Golf Course, in Treasure Cay, Abaco, The Bahamas.
The 16-year-old student of R.M. Bailey Senior High Schoolprevailed over a field of 42 junior players with a score of 81. Finishing second and third were Freeport nativeSaketh Hegdeand Benjamin Knowles with scoresof 82 and86 respectively.
In the Boys/Girls 6-9 category, Haley Hall finished first followed by Aden Jones and Jalene Bowleg. In the Girls 10-13 category,Chemari Pratt wasfirst, followed byElyse Hanna and AyshahMcDonald. In the Boys 10-13 category, Aiden Gorospe prevailed followed by Rhan Miller and Percival Richardson. In the Girls 14-15 category, Freeport native Kyndall Campbell came out on top. In the Boys 14-15 category, Benjamin Knowles was first andthere was a tie for second between Zion Taylor and Adrian Stan-Busuioc. In the Girls 16-18 category, Ashley Michel finished first and she was followed by Nyah Singh andA’Marie Smith. Finally, in the Boys 16-18 category, Saketh Hegde prevailed and he was followed byJavontae Pinder and Xavier Robinson.
The Tournament Flag,which goes to the junior golfer with thelowest score,for the first event of the year, went to Michel. She finished the day withthreebirdies andnine pars on herway to capturing the flag.
Courtesy is extended to the sponsors Abaco Insurance Agency, Royal Star Assurance and Bahamas First Insurance forhaving representatives in Abaco, andfor making the 2nd Annual Abaco Junior Golf Championshipspossible.
The junior golfers have an exciting and packed tournament calendar this year. Most, if not all, will go straight into the Bahamas Golf Federation’s (BGF) Junior National Championships this coming weekend, February 16 and 17, at the Ocean Club Golf Courseon Paradise Island.
Interested persons canexamine the full results of the2019 Abaco Junior Golf Championships simply by downloading the app‘The Front 9’.
Members of the public who know of junior players,between the ages of 6-18, whomay be interested in playingon the junior tour, they are asked tocontact Fourteen Clubs Golf Academythrough the app, or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]
The academy is dedicated to ensuring that junior golfers have a full tournament schedule and other opportunities to succeed in the first half of their golf lives. The tour has events atquite a number of courses in The Bahamas includingones in Abaco, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Exuma and New Providence.
Interested persons can follow the action on the tour by downloading ‘The Front 9’ app on Apple or Android devices, by visiting the website Fourteenclubsgolfacademy.com under the events tab, at the website Bahamasgolf.org website under the Junior Golf tab, or by checking out the bluegolf.com website and searching for the ‘The Front 9’.
Also, persons interestedin volunteering as scoring marshals,can contact Coach Georgette Rolle at telephone number (242) 828-4653.