The ICS/CobraPuma Junior Championship got underway in perfect conditions at the Ocean View Golf Course.
In the Girls Division, lone entrant Aina Namiki, shot an impressive score of 51 for her 9 holes and is leading her Division.
In the Boys 11 and Under Charlie Smith fired a 4 over par 39 to lead his opponent Lachlan Souter by 1 stroke. Lachlan shot a 5 over 40 to stay within reach of Smith. A further 5 shots back was Lewis McFarlane who was within striking distance until an unfortunate 8 on 8 led him to a solid 45.
In the Boys 12-14 Age Group Arman Newton finished Birdie, Birdie to shoot 82 and has a commanding 10 shot lead over Ramsay Sutter who had a 92 and holds on to second place by 2 shots over promising young St Davids cricketer Saquii Robinson, who after a tough start on the first hole managed to steady the ship and finish on 94.
In the Boys Over 15 Group, Bermuda Stroke Play Champion Adam Perry shot a solid 74. Perry was One under on the front nine but struggled a bit on the back to finish plus 4 and lead Bermuda’s Optimist Player Dylan Muso by nine shots. Muso struggled on the Par 3s and finished with 83 to hold down second place. Jonah Farria in his first-ever Junior tournament struggled on the back nine as well. After posting a solid plus 9 44 on the front found the going a bit tough on the back to finish in 3rd place on 94.
Tournament Director Brian Morris said, “What an awesome day for Junior Golf and Ocean View Golf Course. We had many spectators encouraging the kids around the course which was long and hot. To their credit, they stuck it out and everyone managed to finish. What a lot of talent we have. These kids need to play more and get themselves in this environment a lot more. Then you will see the scores drop and the standard raise. Today was a lot of nerves as the majority of these kids haven't played that much competitive golf. I am going to do my best through Ocean View which they do. I am looking forward to tomorrow and encourage anyone to come up and cheer these kids on. Its gonna be exciting.”
Open Girls Division
51 Aina Namiki
Boy’s 12 – 14 Year Old Division
82 Arman Newton 88 Alex Lefebvre 91 Ramsay Soutter 94 Yuma Namiki 95 Sa-Qui Robinson 98 Camilo Legere 104 Isai Gibbons 125 Ryan Kronenberg 130 Declan Reardon WD Sebastian Fischer
Boy’s 15 Year Old Division
74 Adam Perry 83 Dylan Muso 96 Jonah Feria 97 Keegan Jones 103 Ari Outerbridge