Puerto Rico takes U18 Boys and Girls lead in Carib Junior Golf

By July 05, 2018
Valeria Pacheco has a lead in the girls u18 golf at 2018 Caribbean Junior Golf tourney Valeria Pacheco has a lead in the girls u18 golf at 2018 Caribbean Junior Golf tourney

Puerto Rico’s Melvin Morales shot a three-over-par 75 to take the lead from Jamaica’s Sebert Walker Jr. on Thursday, day two of the Caribbean Junior Golf Tournament at Caymanas Golf Club in St. Catherine.

Walker Jr, who had an opening round of 72, returned a disappointing eight-over-par 80 to trail Morales by a stroke. His compatriot Justin Burrowes matched his opening round of 76 with another four-over-par score to lie third.

However, the round of the day in the under 18 boys belonged to the other Jamaican in the field, Jack Stein, who shot a one-under-par 71 to be in fourth. Gustavo Bentances of the Dominican Republic shot a 78 to be in fifth, three shots off the lead.

In the girls under 18, Puerto Rico’s Valeria Pacheco leads by two strokes over Jamaica’s Kei Harris after shooting a 79 on the day to go with the 75 she shot in the opening round on Wednesday.

Harris, meanwhile, who opened with a 76, shot an 80 on Thursday. Harris’s compatriot Tiana Cruz whose opening round score was an 83, improved by five shots in her second round performance on Thursday to be in a two-way tie with Maria Sanchez of the Dominican Republic who shot an 85 on Thursday.

Serena McKenzie rounds out the top five with a score of 82 but trails the leader by 13 strokes.

Kevin Rodriquez of the Dominican Republic shot the best round of the day, a two-under-par 70 to lead the boys under 15 category by two strokes over Diego Saavedra, who scored 78 for an overall score of 149, the same score at the Cayman Islands’ Aaron Jarvis, who opened with a 70 but returned Thursday to shoot 79.

Jarvis’ compatriot Justin Hastings shot a 74, which added to his opening round score of 79 sees him lying fourth, six shots off the lead.

Julio Rios of the Dominican Republic is one shot back after his second round 80.

In the girls under 15, the Dominican Republic’s Yae Eun Kim has a three-shot lead after following up her first round 78 with a 79 on Thursday. Barbados’ Emily Edwin has an overall score of 160 after her second round of 84 sees her lie second.

Ashley Michel of the Bahamas is a further shot back following her second-round effort of 82.

She is four shots clear of TT’s Yeji Lee who also shot an 82 while Sophie Anand shot an 86 to be in a tie with Michel.

Jamaica’s Rocco Lopez leads the Boys 11-13 with rounds of 76 and 77. He is being trailed by Chris Richards of TT (75,80) Darrell Santiago (78,79).

While among the girls, Holly McLean of the Cayman Islands (83,81) leads Darianys Guzman (78,90) and Emily Mayne of Jamaica (85,89).





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