UB golf turns in respectable performance at first ever international competition
MIAMI SHORES, Florida – The University of The Bahamas (UB) golf team turned in respectable scores after the team’s first ever international competition this past weekend against Johnson and Wales University and Keiser University at the Miami Shores Country Club.
Alex Gibson led the team with a 90 on the 18-hole course. John Hall shot a 94 and Deangelo Stubbs shot a 110.
“There’s a lot of potential here with these guys,” said Head Coach Jim Duncombe. “They hit the ball pretty good but they just lack the experience. The next time out I think they will do a whole lot better.”
The local pro said the players know exactly what they need to work on to improve. “They held their own today but we are going to have to work a lot on their short game – a lot,” he said.
Gibson birdied four holes, and like the rest of the team, had to push through some early morning intermittent showers on the course.
“I played alright in terms of my short game but my long game could have been a lot better,” he said. “It was a great learning experience and I really hope to do better next time. I had a few putts for birdie and to save par so I was really impressed with that part of my game.”
Hall was the first Mingoes player out on the course and was struggling with his tee shots.
“My short game was really working for me today and that is really what saved my score. My driving and tee shots really weren’t working for me today and if I could work on that part of my game I will be really good.”
Hall said the experience will help in the long run. “It was a great learning experience for me and I really hope to do better the next time around,” he said.
Stubbs said he takes a lot from the experience even though he had some struggles on the 18-hole course. “It was great to have this experience on a different course and playing with players from Florida was really good,” he said. “I had some ups and downs today. I was really doing good with my driving, my short game and my putting but I’m going to have to really work on my irons.”
The three-man team was experiencing its first collegiate golf tournament overseas.