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The Butterfield Bermuda Championship is fast approaching, the stand-alone event with full FedExCup points and an elevated purse of $6.5 million.
The tournament returns to Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda, the week of October 24th – 30th.
www.islandstats.com along with the Butterfield Bermuda Championships has once again teamed up to bring you weekly updates in a countdown to the Championships.
Also approaching is the Butterfield Bermuda Championship Local Qualifier as the Port Royal Golf Course, Tuesday, October 4th & Wednesday, October 5th, and the Butterfield Bermuda APGA Championship at the Port Royal Golf Course, on Tuesday, October 11th & Wednesday, October 12th.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Aspen Partner with Butterfield Bermuda Championships
The Butterfield Bermuda Championship has announced a newfound partnership with Aspen Bermuda Limited for 2022 in their quest to move closer to a more sustainable future for Bermuda's annual PGA TOUR event. Many new and innovative solutions are being implemented at the tournament this year and thereafter to create an ever-increasingly environmentally friendly event. Mark Pickering, CEO of Aspen Bermuda Limited says “Aspen Bermuda Limited is proud to be the inaugural sustainability partner of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship as we continue our commitment to our local communities”.
Plastic is detrimental to Bermuda's oceans, wildlife, and population. As the harm caused by single-use micro-plastics increases, it becomes a prominent issue that requires close attention from the sporting events industry as well as others. Therefore, the Butterfield Bermuda Championship is taking great strides to implement a successful “green” event plan, which is intended to set the sustainability standard of excellence for other sporting events to follow.
2022 Event plans include a vast reduction of single-use plastic passing through Port Royal Golf Course throughout the tournament. Water stations positioned throughout the golf course will enable attendees to re-fill their water bottles. Aspen Bermuda Limited will giveaway 500 reusable water bottles daily at the entrance gate to promote single-use plastic awareness. In addition, the volunteer headquarters is reducing plastic waste by providing reusable water bottles to all Butterfield Bermuda Championship volunteers. Concession stands will serve drinks in a reusable cup rather than single-use plastic cups.
The on-site TAG recycling programme, new in 2022, involves collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works, Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) and Cerobin. The specially designed Cerobins, placed throughout the golf course, will separate tin, aluminium, and glass from general waste. This separation helps to ensure the TAG items are processed correctly at Bermuda’s local recycling facility. All other regular trash will be disposed of at Tynes Bay, where the incinerator converts waste to energy.
This year, the Butterfield Bermuda Championship has partnered with Bermuda Sands and Cutter & Buck to produce an environmentally friendly uniform. The polo shirts produced by Bermuda Sands are made from 90% recycled water bottles. Volunteer jackets produced by Cutter & Buck are also made from recyclable materials.
2022 sees the move from paper tickets, pairing guides and course maps to a digital format. All mentioned will be accessible via a smartphone and a QR code, reducing paper waste significantly.
A continuing partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) will help to ensure that areas of Bermuda impacted directly by the tournament are maintained and that the Butterfield Bermuda Championship leaves no trace on the local environment. These areas include the ferry docking station, Whale Bay beach, Munro Beach Cottages Beach and Pompano. The tournament staff also partake in beach clean-ups to help maintain the coastline of Bermuda.
In addition to this, tournament staff regularly participate in KBB clean-ups to help maintain the beauty of Bermuda, specifically in Southampton and around Port Royal Golf Course. These areas include sections of the railway trail, roadsides and bus stops, the Rockaway ferry dock and various south shore beaches.
First Round Professional Division leader Mark Phillips would continue his strong performance to claim the title, Phillips would shoot a Second Round 4 over par 74 to finish with a combined score of 1-over par 141. Chris Smith finished in second place after his Second Round 5-over par to finish with a score of 7-over par 147. One Stroke back was Delyone Borden, Borden shot a Second Round 5-over par 75 to finish at 8-over par 148.
Damian Palanyandi won the Open Division despite finishing at 2-over par tied with Jarryd Dillas. Palanyandi shot a Second Round 4-over par 74, while Dillas in his Second Round shot 2-over par, both finished at 2-over par 142. Will Haddrell was third at 5-over par 145, this after shooting a Second Round 1-under par 69.
Gary Brangman would shoot a Second Round 7-over par to claim the Senior Division with a two-round score of 19-over par 159, David Woodward shot a Second Round 10-over par 80 to finish second at 22-over par 162, and rounding out the top three finishers was Earlston Wolffe who shot a Second Round 9-over par 79, to finish at 25-over par 165.
+01 Mark Phillips +07 Chris Smith +08 Delyone Borden +11 OJ Pitcher +12 Darriek Douglas +12 Chaka DeSilva +12 Kim +13 Quinton Sherlock Jr +13 Scott Roy +15 Dwayne Pearman +18 Cory DeSilva +19 Chris Grantier +21 Mark Crawford +25 Andrew Trott-Francis +34 Steven +39 Marshall Minors +53 Clevie Tucker WD Nick Jones WD Brian Morris Snr
+02 Damian Palanyandi +02 Jarryd Dillas +05 Will Haddrell +08 Jonathan James +11 Mark Ray +11 Rajesh Pachai +13 Aaron James +19 LeRoy Robinson +19 Kyle Lightbourne +20 Stephen Roberts +24 Samuel Robinson +25 Walter Jackson +25 Ebonie Cox +30 Roger Brangman +30 Jamie Cann +31 Gregory Rose +31 Vincent Minors +31 Marcelos Thomas +33 Lionel Cann +33 Diallo Sharrieff +35 Darrin Lewis +35 Diego McCallan +37 George O'Brien +39 Steven Almeida +43 William Usher +44 Rahji Edness +47 Logan Phillips +57 Calvin Dill Jr +58 Brian Morris Jnr +64 Mel Caines +69 Jeremie Hayward WD Mackih McGowan
Senior Division Flight
+19 Gary Brangman +22 David Woodward +25 Earlston Wolffe +26 Franklyn Morgan +26 Larry Brangman +27 Garry Burgess +27 Millard Beach +28 Kavon Trott +29 Eugene Smith +34 Allan DeSilva +35 Robert Coddington +35 Sinclair Trott +38 Allan Bradshaw +39 Glen Baisden +40 Zane DeSilva +42 Kenneth Ford +44 Derek Lambert +44 Michael Tucker +45 Calvin Dill Sr +47 Bernie Watt +50 Wayne Greaves +50 Cleeve Trott +54 David Patterson +57 Mathias Logan +59 Anthony Hunter +82 Stuart Randles +88 Emmanuel Onifade
Mark Phillips leads the Professional Division Field after his First Round 3-under par 67, Kim Swan is in second at 1-over par 71, while Chris Smith id in third at 2-over par 72.
Damian Palanyandi leads the open Division after his round of 2-under par 68, Jarryd Dillas is in second at Even Par, while Mark Ray, and Rajesh Pachai both shot 4-over par 74’s to end the day T3rd.
David Woodward leads the Senior Division after a round of 12-over par 82, Garry Burgess, Gary Brangman, and Eugene Smith are all tied 2nd at 13-over par.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Augustus Finishes T6th on APGA Tour
Daniel Augustus finished T6th competing on the APGA Tour with the tournament moving to the Blue Stone Country Club in Philadelphia.
The APGA following this tournament moves to Bermuda on October 11th and 12th at the Port Royal Golf Course.
Augustus shot an opening round 1-over Par 72, Augustus shot 4 Birdies, 10 Pars, 3 Bogey’s, and 1 Double Bogey in his First Round.
August would then shoot a second-round Even Par 71, Augustus shot an Eagle, 3 Birdies, 10 Pars, 3 Bogey’s, and 1 Double Bogey.
Augustus posted on social media, “My bad days really are getting better. My last 3 Tournaments on the APGA Tour St. Louis and Valley Forge, also a Moonlight Tour event between those two APGA events. Haven’t played well in weeks if I’m being honest.
I’m still somehow putting results together and that is showing the growth in my game. So grateful for the improvements I continue to make. Thank you St. Louis and Valley Forge for the hospitality. You will know when it’s actually clicking again. Back to the process, I love it!”