Local trio among the field for first Butterfield Bermuda Junior Championship
Oliver Betschart, Dylan Muso, and Sienna Mosquera will be representing the island competing in the first ever Butterfield Bermuda Junior Championship.
The three-day tournament, which starts on Saturday at Port Royal Golf Course, will feature 78 of the world’s top male and female junior golfers between the ages of 12 and 19.
Betschart, who comes into the tournament on the back of winning the Port Royal Club Championship by two shots last month, joins Muso as part of the 49-competitor boys field, while Mosquera is one of 23 players among the girls field.
“We are so excited to host a tournament at a PGA Tour venue with the Butterfield Bermuda Championship and Bermuda Tourism Authority,” said Patrick Cansfield, Director of Business Development at the American Junior Golf Association.
“This event helps to provide many opportunities for junior golfers around the world that are trying to earn college golf scholarships.”
The Championship will open with practice rounds starting at 8am on Friday, with the first round taking place a day later. Tee times will run each day from 8am to 10.03am.
The awards ceremony will close out proceedings on Monday at approximately 2.45pm, after the conclusion of final-round play.
The event follows on from the Butterfield Bermuda Championship at the course in November, in which Irishman Séamus Power clinched his second career win on the PGA Tour, sealing a one-shot victory over Belgium’s Thomas Detry.