Sean Morris tops the field at Independence Golf Classic

By August 05, 2019

Steady and consistent play helped land Sean Morris the Jamaica Golf Association’s Independence Golf Classic that concluded at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in Ocho Rios on the weekend.

Morris shot a two-under-par 69 on Saturday and a one-over-par 72 on Sunday to claim the title from the 2018 champion Romaine Evans, who shot scores of 73 and 70, respectively, to finish second.

Finishing third was Mark Newnham with a score of 148 having scored of 73 and 75 over the two days.

"I was really comfy on the first day, executing shots with a fair amount of confidence as I had been preparing for this tournament. The Sandals golf course has very small greens which makes it a more difficult track to post good scores,” said Morris, who was the only golfer to come in under-par for the tournament.

“I shot 69 on day one and I felt good going into round two.  I played steady on the front nine making the turn at one-under-par but lost concentration and had three bogies in a row.

“I knew that it would be a tall ask to defeat Evans at home so the win was a good one for me.  There is also a feel-good feeling to be competitive and top the charts."

 Sally Roper topped the Ladies section with a score of 180. Diane Hudson was second with 181 while Novelette Maestrini was third with a score of 188.

 The Men’s Senior with handicap 7-12 went to Rodino Lobban (161). Ray Lee shot a 166 for second place while former Cricket West Indies President Dave Cameron was third having shot a combined 172 over the two days.

 

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