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Kearney, McKinnon win golf challenge

Ean Kearney and Ian McKinnon are the winners of the Barbados Golf Association’s 2016 Challenge Cup.

The champions produced a combined net score of 59 on Saturday to grab the Cup during an exciting tournament at the Barbados Golf Club, at Durants, Christ Church.

(From left) BGA president Trevor Tasker shares a photo opportunity with Argyle Maynard, Alwyn Browne and Hank Lucas.

(From left) BGA president Trevor Tasker shares a photo opportunity with Argyle Maynard, Alwyn Browne and Hank Lucas.

Kearney and McKinnon staved off a competitive field, winning by a stroke from the second placed team of Eric Layne and Horace Cobham (net 60).

Hank Lucas and Alwyn Browne also shot a net 60 but were forced into third position on the count-back system as Layne and Cobham had a better performance over the last nine holes.

Eighty-four players contested the two-ball/better-ball event, where several prizes that tested the skills of golfers were also up for grabs.

Former Barbados Badminton champion Argyle Maynard took the prize for closest-to-the-pin on Hole No. 2 as he flopped his tee shot within two of the hole on the Par 3.

Longest drive prizes were won by Leiza Munn-Blakeley (women) and Marc Egan (men).

During a presentation ceremony at the BGC club-house, which the champions were unable to attend, new BGA president Trevor Tasker thanked all participating players for making the Challenge Cup a success.

Tasker also praised the management and staff of the Barbados Golf Club for hosting the tournament and disclosed that a major Corporate Day event was being planned for June 17 at the same venue.

This event is one of a series of fund-raisers being organised by the BGA to assist Barbados in hosting the 2016 Caribbean Junior Championships which are scheduled for July 3-8.

Source: (PR)

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