Hernan Borja ready to defend Alacran Jamaica Open title

By December 11, 2019

Defending Jamaica Open champion Hernan Borja said he is ready to defend his title as the Jamaica Open tees off on Thursday at the Tryall Golf Course in Hanover.

Borja won the tournament when it was last held in 2017 at the Half Moon Golf Course in Montego Bay. However, he had been preoccupied with getting the necessary points for entry for the USA's top-tier PGA Tour and found out late that he would have been able to fly to Jamaica for what is now the Alacran Jamaica Open.

“I am very fortunate to be back down here defending,” he said. “I didn’t know until the last second that I would be able to come back down but it’s going to be a great week. The course is fantastic. I am really excited.”

Hernan demonstrated his form during Wednesday’s Pro-Am when he and his partner shot a 10 under-par 62.

“Our team did fairly well. We ham and egged it, as they call it. Everybody played great all day. They had their certain spots and then when we added it up we did well,” he said while indicating that he will have a different mindset to the start of Thursday’s tournament.

“I will be much more focussed, ready to play, ready to come out and defend my title,” he said.

“I am feeling great, the game is in a  great spot right now and I am really looking forward to this week, taking it one shot at a time and hopefully I will be in the hunt in the end.”

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