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The Bahamas Pro Golf Tour heads to Ocean Club for second round

With round one in the history books, the second round of the 2019 Bahamas Professional Golf Tour (BPGT) Signature Golf Classics is heading to Paradise Island at the Ocean Club Golf Course on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Some of the best Bahamian professional and amateur golfers will be showcasing their skills.

BPGT is proud to have Hillshire Farms as the title sponsor for this tournament. In the season opener, all tournament participants and guests were treated to scrumptious Hillshire sausages and hotdogs. Supporting sponsors are Breezes Resort and Spa, Ocean Club Golf Course, SunTee and R & E Imports and Sales, as they each saw fit to sponsor an event like this that will further develop the level of local golf competition here in The Bahamas.

The first round at Baha Mar’s Royal Blue Golf Course in May was a very competitive round that saw last year’s professional winner, Riccardo Davis, emerge as the winner. Davis shot even-par 72 and is in the lead with 260 points.

Davis, who is also the tournament organizer, said: “I felt as though it could have been a lot better because I had it a lot lower and I messed up coming in a little bit. It was good enough to win and I am happy with the results.”

Finishing one stroke just behind Davis was Grand Bahamian Greg Maycock, with 73 strokes to finish one over-par. His point total was 195. Lemon Gorospe finished third with 170 points and three over-par 75.

Davis also leads the purse with $2,000. Maycock has $1,000 and Gorospe has $500.

Over on the amateur side, it was also very competitive as a countback was needed to determine a winner.

Richard Gibson Jr. and Rashad Ferguson finished two over-par 74. Gibson Jr. came out as the winner with the countback and Ferguson was awarded second place. Gibson Jr. and Ferguson both have 227.50 points heading into the second round. Finishing third with three over-par 75, was Nadario Ferguson with 170 points.

This round promises to be another competitive one as a target is now on Davis and Gibson Jr.’s back. To do that, golfers will need to bring their A-game as they look to drive and putt their way to a win. Golfers who are interested in playing in this round can register online at www.bpgt.org or drop off applications to Davis at Baha Mar.

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