Justin Burrowes, William Knibbs to renew rivalry at Half Moon National Golf Championship

By Sports Desk July 17, 2020
Defending champion Justin Burrowes Defending champion Justin Burrowes

Defending champion Justin Burrowes will renew his rivalry with William Knibbs in the Half Moon National Golf Championship set for the Half Moon Golf course in Montego Bay from today through to Sunday.

Last year, both players tied in first place at the end of the third and final day prompting an exciting play-off in which Burrowes prevailed. Former champion Sean Morris and the upcoming and in-form Rocco Lopez are also expected to contend in a field of more than 15 golfers.

Knibbs, Morris and Dr Mark Newnham are scheduled to tee off at 10:45 a.m. while Burrowes, Lopez and John O’Donoghue will start at 11:00 a.m.  

The national championships will also have a two-day competition beginning Saturday that will feature several female players such as Michelle Gabay and junior golfer Emily Mayne as well as junior golfers Mattea Issa, Ryan Lue, Noah Azan, Aman Dhiman and Trey Williams.

The junior golfers were to have represented Jamaica in the Caribbean Junior Amateur Championship in the Dominican Republic. However, the championship was cancelled because of the Covid19 pandemic.

Peter Chin, president of the Jamaica Golf Association, Wayne Chai Chong – immediate past president, and Gordon Hutchinson – a former president are down to compete in the two-day championship.

The three-day Half Moon National Golf Championship is the first competitive golf tournament to be held since March when all sports were shut down due to the pandemic.

 

 

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