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National Amateur Golf Championships kick off

The Royal Fidelity 2019 National Amateur Golf Championships began at the Lyford Cay Golf Club, Lyford Cay on Thursday.

The overall leader in the men’s division is Paul Tsavoussis. He was the only player to end the first round with a score of -1 and shot a 71.

In second place sits Nadario Ferguson. He is two strokes behind Tsavoussis with +1. He scored a 73. It’s a tie for third place as Peter McIntosh and Richard Gibson Jr. each shot +3 with 75 strokes.

Junior Jenna Bayles ended the first round going +10 to lead the ladies division. She finished with a +82.

Five strokes behind her sits Yvonne Maissen and Ashley Michel. They ended the day +10 to shoot an 87.

Tsavoussis was also leading the men’s regular division. Ferguson was second and Gibson Jr. third.

Lynford Miller, president of The Bahamas Golf Federation, leads the Mid-Amateur Division going a +6. He finished the round with 78 strokes.

Finishing the first round with +9 was Mark Carter. He took 81 strokes in that round. Paul Fox is behind Carter with a +14 to shoot 86 strokes.

McIntosh is in the lead in the Senior Men’s Division. Horace Miller is in second place with a +6 and 78 strokes. It’s a tie in that division for third place between Ted Adderley and John McIntosh. They shot a +11 to score 83.

In the Super Senior Men’s Division, Raymond Gibson ended the round on +11. He shot +83.

Sitting behind him by one stroke in a three-way tie for second place are Ulrich Filser, Dominique Lefevre and Rodney Miller. They finished that first round with +12 on 84 strokes.

Bayles and Michel are in first and second place respectively in the Ladies 49 and Under Division.

Tynesha Tynes is in third place with +16 as she finished with 88 strokes.

Maissen leads the Ladies 50+ Division. Kika Borghese went +30 to end the day with 102 strokes. Jean Aberle took 109 strokes to go +37 in the first round.

Round two continued yesterday at the Albany Golf Course. Today, round three will roll off at the Royal Blue Golf Course at Baha Mar. The fourth and final round will be at the Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island.

The third and fourth rounds will also decide the winner of the President’s Cup.

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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