Brutal -3 cut leaves Caribbean golfers out of BMW Jamaica Classic weekend

Some amazing golf at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course has left the Caribbean’s best outside of the cut for the final two days of play at the BMW Jamaica Classic in Montego Bay. 

So good was the golf that 65 players managed to score at least a -3, 141 over the first two days, meaning there will be no Caribbean players on the greens today, as the best of them, Trinidad and Tobago’s Talin Rajendranath, found himself one-stroke away from the cut, after his even round on Friday.

On Thursday’s first day, Rajendranath has scored -2, 70 after his five birdies were undone by three bogies.

Yesterday, he struggled even more, After birdie on the first hole, he bogied the third hole. He would recover with a nice par on the next and two consecutive birdies on the fifth and the sixth, however, his troubles were still ahead of him as a double bogie would greet him on the ninth hole.

He must have rued those misses, but his back nine performance was not much better.

Despite enjoying three birdies on 11th, 13th and 18th holes, bogies on the 12th 14th and 15th left him just short.

Nobody else came close to the cut with another Trinidadian, Chris Richards, the next best placed Caribbean golfer, with a 148 over the two days for a three over par score.

Amateur, Justin Burrowes, out of Jamaica was next with a plus five, 149 after his first-day troubles with a 79, made it impossible for him to catch the pack.

Two other Jamaicans, Orville Christie (+8, 152), and Ian Facey (+9, 153), followed Burrowes, while Trinidadian and amateur Wanjoo Lee (+11, 155), and countryman Matthew

Marquez (+14, 158) had two days of golf they may not want to remember.

Sixty-five golfers found themselves avoiding the cut and are now in chase of the United States’ Evan Harmeling, who is atop the leaderboard with a pair of 66s on the first two days.

Order of Merit leader, Tom Whitney, is two strokes back after a 69 yesterday wasn’t good enough to maintain the lead he had from his strong 65 on Thursday.

Paul-Andre Walker

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