Junior golfers ready for tourney
Barbados is being represented by a six-member team at the 27th Caribbean Junior Golf Championships in Puerto Rico.
The championships run from July 27 to August 1 at the Trump International Course in Dorado Beach, and teams from ten regional territories are expected in competition.
The Barbados team is captained by Spencer Smith, who is attending the championships for the fifth year, and also includes Xzavier Wiggins, Iz Hustler, Chris Cobley, Joshua Jones and Christian Mason. The coach is former senior player Bobby Edghill.
Jones and Mason are newcomers to the team and will compete in the 14-15 years division, along with Cobley, while Wiggins and Hustler will compete in the 11-13 years category and captain Smith in the 16-17 age group.
Most of the Barbados players are products of a training programme conducted by the Barbados Golf Association and qualified for the tour after a series of national trials.
Coach Bobby Edghill said the team, which leaves this Saturday, was a good mix of experience and individual talent and should give a good account of itself against the best juniors from the region.
Host country Puerto Rico are the defending champions, having won the title last year in Cayman Islands. Other teams expected to contest the Caribbean Junior Championships, over 54-holes, are the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, United States Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos and the OECS.