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Team Bahamas places sixth at CGC

The Bahamas came away with sixth place overall in the George Noon Cup at the 2019 Caribbean Golf Classic that wrapped up last Saturday, May 11 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The George Noon Cup Trophy is given to the country with the most overall points. Winning that cup was Puerto Rico with 138 points. The Bahamas scored 81 overall points.

The men’s team finished third overall with 59 points in the battle for the Robert Grell Trophy that is given to the men’s team that finished with the most overall points.

Winning that trophy was Puerto Rico with 103 points.

In the ladies play, The Bahamas and Guadeloupe finished tied for eighth place with 22 points. Carting off with the Jodi Munn-Barrow Trophy was Trinidad and Tobago with 70 points. That trophy is given to the country that scores the most overall points in the tournament.

Performing extremely well for The Bahamas in the second flight was Wilton Williamson. He won that flight scoring 149 points. In the first round he scored 51. Williamson managed to score by scoring 49 in each of the next two rounds.

Bahamian Mark Carter was 10th in that round scoring 125 points. Finishing 17th with 121 points (41, 41 and 31) was Edroy Williamson. Ulrich Filser finished 19th with 118 points (38, 35 and 45). Placing 20th was Paul Fox with 115 points (34, 44 and 37). Ashley Glinton was 22nd with 113 points (29, 43 and 41), and Leander Brice was 24th with 112 points (30, 42 and 40). Rounding out the Bahamian competitors in this flight was Ian Hepburn who finished 33rd with 96 points (28, 36 and 32).

In the third flight, Urie Pratt was the lone Bahamian. He finished with 29 points. He scored 24, 36 and 39 points. It was Carlos Beltran of Puerto Rico that came away as the winner with a score of 129 points.

Ken Kangal, Ian Howard, Marc Robinson and Dwight Tinker were all in the fourth flight. Kangal finished seventh with 99 points (37, 30 and 32). Howard placed 11th with 90 points (31, 23 and 36) and Robinson was 15th with 83 points (31, 25 and 27). Tinker rounded out the Bahamians in the fourth flight with 77 points (25, 19 and 33) to be tied for 18th.

Winning that flight was Puerto Rico’s Jesus Perez with 118 points.

Ward was 10th as he scored 40 points in the fifth flight. He scored 11 points in the first round. He later scored 15 and 14 points in the second and third rounds respectively.

Dawson Johnson of Puerto Rico finished first with 97 points.

Lynford Miller played in the first flight but missed the first round. He finished round two and three with a score of 42 and 47. Puerto Rico’s Erick Morales was the winner in that flight with 167 points.

Playing in the second flight of the ladies’ division was Adriane Von Eckardstein. She finished second with a score of 127 points. She scored 41 points in the first round. In the second round she finished with 40 points and in the third round she scored 46 points.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Pauline Figuera-Raynor was first with 135 points.

Ranate Raeber was sixth in the fifth flight with 68 points. She scored 26, 18 and 24 points in rounds one, two and three respectively.

Winning that flight with 101 points was Leann Chong.

The Bahamas Golf Federation will host the 2019 Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships from July 22 to July 27, 2019, at the Albany Golf Course.

Sports Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Simba joined The Nassau Guardian in 2012 as a technical producer for Guardian Radio 96.9 FM. He joined the Editorial Department as a sports reporter in 2018. Simba has covered a wide range of sports stories, including the 2018 CARIFTA in Nassau, Bahamas.
Education: College of the Bahamas, BA Media Journalism
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