USA's Patrick Cover shoots 64 for early lead at 55th Jamaica Open at Tryall

By Sports Desk November 14, 2022
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The USA’s Patrick Cover stormed in an early lead at the end of Sunday’s first round of play at the 55 Jamaica Open Golf Tournament at the Tryall Golf Club in Sandy Bay, Hanover.

Cover, the 2019 champion, shot a bogey eight under-par 64 to hold a four-shot lead over compatriot Ryan Lynton shot four under par 68. Pleased with his opening-round performance, he said looking forward to two more good days and possibly another win of the prestigious golf tournament.

"(It was) just mostly some really good putting.  I putted really well the last time I was here too when I was down here,” he said.

“I putted extremely well, especially from 10 - 20 feet and made a handful of puts from that distance, that really helps."

Defending champion Michael Maguire and Wesley Brown both 69s and both expect to improve on their day-one performance.

"Through 12 holes it was really good,” said Brown, who was Jamaica’s best placed professional.

“Coming down the stretch it got a little tight. Honestly, I think I choked coming down the stretch.  The golf course is very playable in spots.  (The) greens are pure, regardless of the amount of rain, you’re getting the best greens here in Tryall. I am disappointed with my finish but very happy to be a couple under par."

Among the amateurs, defending amateur champion Justin Burrowes, Zandre Roye and Correia Zico of Trinidad and Tobago, were in a three-way tie after each shot scores of 76.

Burrowes was not happy with his score.  "There are many things to be grateful for.  I didn't really play very well but I know where I lost some shots and I know what I can do tomorrow (Monday) to play better," he said.

The top three players in the Senior Professionals - Michael Moniz, Danny King and Chris Callihoo, are all from Canada with scores of 74, 79 and 80, respectively.

Owen Samuda (76(, Dr. Mark Newnhan (82) and William Lee (82) make up the top three among the senior amateurs.

 

 

 

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