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Third time’s a charm for Roberts and Carpio

Roberts and Carpio claimed a maiden Bermuda Mixed Foursomes Championship title at Turtle Hill Golf Course at the weekend

Jevon Roberts and Liz Carpio won a maiden Bermuda Mixed Foursomes Championship title at the third attempt at Turtle Hill Golf Course yesterday.

The pair finished two shots clear of second-place Damian Palanyandi and Katyna Rabain, the defending champions, with a combined score of 107 in the couples tournament, featuring best ball and a modified Pinehurst formats.

“I think we definitely deserved to win and I’m very pleased with the result,” Roberts said.

“The first day Liz played really well. She made a couple of birdies on her own ball and that really kept us in the tournament.

“Today [yesterday] I hit my irons really well and we had a lot of good looks at birdie that Liz was able to make, so we really played well together as a team.

“I’ve had some success at Turtle Hill before, so I have a good idea of what clubs to hit and how to play it so it was little easier for me.

“I love playing at Turtle Hill and have some great memories there and so it’s good to be able to have another good round with my partner who played really well.”

Roberts and Carpio were among a trio of teams that carded two-over-par, 56 during the opening round that also included leaders Wayne and Lesley Balcombe and Palanyandi and Rabain.

“I think yesterday (Saturday) you could kind of hide a little bit in the format (best ball) because you just play your own ball and if one somewhere near the hole then it’s okay,” Roberts added.

“But today (yesterday) you had to be able to really control your golf ball and that’s what we done pretty well. The weather was also much better than it was yesterday (Saturday) so that made a huge difference.”

Carpio was equally as delighted with her first win at the event.

“It is a great tournament,” she said.

“We have been participating in it for the three years and we like the format. It’s a lot of fun.

“We have a good team. We know our competition and we just have to stick with the plan and execute.”

The pair of Randolph Simons and Patricia Morgan pipped John Whiley and Irene Foti by a single shot in a tight battle for third.