Adam Perry and Ebonie Cox clinch Bermuda Amateur Stroke Play titles
Adam Perry and Ebonie Cox are the new men’s and women’s open champions of the Bermuda Amateur Stroke Play Championship following steady final rounds at Port Royal yesterday.
Weather in the final round was more favourable than Saturday’s heavy rain, as dryer conditions and calm winds allowed for some good scoring.
Perry added a 77 on Saturday to Friday’s opening round 74 to take over the lead after round two and held it with an impressive three-under par 68 yesterday after hitting 14 greens in regulation and scoring an eagle on No 7 to strengthen his title charge.
Perry finished with a three-round score of 219, ten strokes ahead of Will Haddrell, a former winner of the event, on 229. Rajesh Pachai and Damian Palanyandi, the defending champion, both finished on 232 and Mikus Ming 233 after their final rounds of 79, 78 and 72 respectively.
Ebonie Cox was a comfortable winner of the Women’s Championship Division, finishing 20 strokes ahead of defending champion Kim Botelho after scores of 73 and 78 on the weekend enabled her to strengthen her grip on the lead she took in the first round.
Botelho fell out of contention with rounds of 83 and 79 as Cox remained steady with three scores in the 70s in her return to competitive golf.
The Senior Men’s Championship Division was won by a visiting player from the United States, Scott Clark, with a three-round score of 227 after he shot an impressive even-par round 71 yesterday to clinch the title.
He finished two strokes ahead of Arthur Jones, while Roderick Forrest finished on 230.
The Senior Women’s Championship Division was won by Tracy Burgess with a total score of 253 while Katrin Burnie had a score of 256 and Linda Down 258.