After a strong first-round performance from Team Bahamas on Tuesday, Bahamian junior golfers at the 34th Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships (CAJGC) struggled in the second round yesterday. Action continues today at the Palm Course at the Palmas Athletic Club in Humacao, Puerto Rico.
There were no team scores at the end of the second round up to press time. However, individual scores were available. The Bahamas was fourth coming into the second round with 37 points. Puerto Rico led the competition with 52 points. The Dominican Republic was second with 42 points and Jamaica sat in third with 39 points.
Heathcliffe Kane heads into the third round tied for seventh place in the under-18 boys division. He finished the second round with a score of 10-over par 81 to have a total of 14-over par 156. Also playing in that division with Kane was Alexander Dupuch. He improved from the first round as he went 11-over par 82 in round two after going 13-over par 84 in round one. He will head in the third round with a total score of 24-over par 166, sitting in 15th place.
On the girls side, Tyesha Tynes struggled for a second straight day although she improved from her first-round score. She had a score of 19-over par 90 in round two compared to the first round score of 23-over par 94 for a total score of 42-over par 184 to sit in the 10th and final spot in her division.
Jackson Mactaggart is the highest ranked Bahamian in the under-15 boys division. He is sitting in eighth with a total score of 25-over par 167. He finished the second round 17-over par 88 compared to his first-round score which was eight-over par 25.
Camdyn Forbes and Rhan Miller are in Mactaggart’s age division as well. Forbes is in the 15th position with a total score of 42-over par 184. Miller is in 17th, one spot out of last place, with a total score of 62-over par 204.
Chemari Pratt is the lone Bahamian in the under-15 girls division. Pratt is at the bottom of the leaderboard in ninth position with a total score of 42-over par 186. She showed a great improvement from the first round when she went 13-over par 85 in the second round. She finished the first round 29-over par 101.
After finishing tied for first place in round one, Aidan Gorospe sits in second place in the 13-and-under boys division. He has a total score of 10-over par 152. He came into the second round shooting two-over par 73 and was eight-over par 79 in the second round. His teammate Kerrington Rolle is tied for fifth with a total score of 24-over par 166.
The only other Bahamian competitor in the tournament is Haley Hall in the 13-and-under girls division. She is tied for fourth place with a total score of 36-over par 180. Hall scored 22-over par 94 yesterday. She played a better game in the first round, scoring 14-over par 86.
The coaches of the team are Lemon Gorospe, Georgette Rolle-Harris and Frederick Taylor. Action continues today with the third and final round of competition.