After a false start last weekend due to Tropical Storm Karl, the BJGA's 2016/17 Season officially got underway on Saturday October 1. The novices started classes at Ocean View and Port Royal where they will be for the season and the Tournament and Intermediate groups were at Tucker's Point.

 

The first weekend went fairly smoothly - we had a few late sign-ups to bring us to 25 players, then a few late drop-outs to bring us down to 20. Thank you to those who called/emailed/texted that you could not make it, but a couple did not communicate. We understand that things come up and there may be times you need to cancel at short notice, but please let the starter know so that we aren't hanging back waiting and can make adjustments to the other tee times.

 

On to the results - a little summer rust is probably the headline in the Intermediate Group. For some of these players it was their first time on the course and they did well. For the set up we had forward tees and kept to a maximum score of 8 with a view to keeping heads up and the games moving. Finn Watson's experience shone through with a very solid 6 hole score of 31 (49 for the front 9), closely followed by Noelle Weight on 34 (54 for 9). Felix Clarkson isn't new to the game but is new to the island and he finished 3rd with a score of 37 (58 for 9).  

 

In the 9 Hole Red Tee Group, Oliver Betschart took division and family bragging rights, besting his (older) brother Benjamin by one shot with a score of 54. Nicholas Weikl finished third with 57.

 

In the White and Red Tee division, Ethan Sousa let the extra distance get to him a little bit on his first time from the white tees, coming in with a score of 114. The Red Tee division was hotly contested by Adam Perry and Kian Mooney with Adam shooting a BJGA career best at Tucker's with a score of 83 to take the honours. Kian was second on 88 and Jack Thorpe, playing in his first BJGA event, came in third.

 

In the Blue Tee division, Kenny Leseur and Samson Douglas battled it out. Samson held a one shot lead at the turn but came unstuck at the par 4 13th and struggled to regain his form over the next few holes, finishing with a score of 92. Kenny took full advantage, steadying his game at the right time to take the lead and hold on for the victory with a score of 84.  

 

Full Field Results are HERE

 

Next week the Tournament and Intermediate Groups will be at Belmont - sign up on the Tournament Page of the website.