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Local contingent comes out on top in Jamaica Pro Am

Kevin Swan was among a local contingent of golfers that competed at the Jamaica Pro Am tournament in Montego Bay last month (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

A local group of golfers has enjoyed success at the Jamaica Pro Am tournament in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The team of professional Cornell Bean and amateurs Kevin Swan, Darren Woods and Stefano Barioni won the ‘C’ Division title at the event, which was held a fortnight ago.

“It was the first time I have been to this tournament,” Bean told The Royal Gazette.

“It was very nice and we had a lot of fun. We played two courses [Cinnamon Hill and Half Moon] and the tournament was well organised. The courses were nice but we had a lot of rain down there, so one was struggling with the bunkers.”

Also securing a podium finish at the tournament were professional Darriek Douglas and amateurs Arthur Douglas, Colin Swan and national football coach Kyle Lightbourne, who finished runners-up in the same division.

The 54-hole team event featured a multi-ball, gross and net scoring system.

Each team played one round on Cinnamon Hill and Half Moon courses for the first 36 holes before the field was divided in half after the second round, with the top teams battling for overall honours over 54 holes and the bottom half competing in a new tournament based only third round scores.

The Pro Am followed hot on the heels of the 55th Jamaica Open at the Constant Spring Golf Club in Kingston, where Bermuda’s Dwayne Pearman walked away with the professional senior title.

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Published December 02, 2022 at 7:53 am (Updated December 02, 2022 at 7:53 am)

Local contingent comes out on top in Jamaica Pro Am

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