Dillas and Palanyandi crowned Four-Ball champions
Jarryd Dillas and Damian Palanyandi claimed the vacant Bermuda Four-Ball Championships men’s title up for grabs at Port Royal Golf Course yesterday.
The top amateurs carded identical rounds of one under-par 70 to finish the 36-hole best-ball event at two-under 140, five shots clear of nearest rivals Christopher Ford and James Godwin.
The team of Spencer Wideman and Mike McCrimmon, who began the final round at the Southampton layout one shot adrift of overnight leaders Dillas and Palanyandi, finished in third a further two shots back.
The men’s crown became vacant after last year’s champions Fraser Hunt and Teddy Terceira were unable to defend their title.
Meanwhile, the women’s title also swapped hands this year as the team of Ebonie Cox and Tracey Nash put an end to Katrin Burnie and Linda Down’s three-year reign as champions.
The pair carded a nine-over 151 to finish by as many shots ahead of the defending champions, who finished runners up this time around at 18-over 160.
Cox and Nash shot a four-over 75 in the opening round to lead Burnie and Down by as many shots at the halfway stage of the tournament, which they managed to extend over the final 18 holes.
Ann Symonds and Tracy Burgess rounded off the top three a further five shots back at 23-over 165.
The team of David Pickering and Gary Carr successfully defended their senior men’s title after being pushed hard by rivals Craig Christensen and Jose Gerardo the entire way.
Pickering and Carr carded a 12-over 154 to finish three shots clear of runners up Christensen and Carr.
The defending champions held a one shot advantage over Christensen and Gerardo through the opening 18 holes, which they managed to slightly increase during their the second stroll around the par-71 layout to seal the deal.
The team of Calvin Hendrickson and Simon Hendrickson rounded off the podium in third, a further shot back at 16-over 158 respectively.