Linton wins golf tourney

Winner Harriet Linton (centre), collected a Blackberry smart phone from Digicel CEO Barry O’Brien and BGC’s general manager Betty-June Leacock.
Winner Harriet Linton (centre), collected a Blackberry smart phone from Digicel CEO Barry O’Brien and BGC’s general manager Betty-June Leacock.

It was fun and keen rivalry, with the aim of making it to the 2013 Irish Open, when the inaugural Digicel Paddy’s Pitch Hole-in-One and Stableford golf competition came off on Sunday at the Barbados Golf Club.

No player was lucky enough to register a hole-in-one but Harriett Linton defied all comers to win the nine-hole Stableford competition with 25 points.

For the attractive prize of a trip for two to the Irish Open, 60 players tried their best tee-shots from the 10th hole to the 9th green which was a distance of 165 yards over water. In the end Jukka Tehro took the waves closest to the pin prize, as he finished 6ft. 7 inches from the hole.

The event coincided with globally recognised Irish St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and following action on the course, players, friends and supporters all enjoyed a Nine&Nine party at the clubhouse.

Director of the Barbados Golf Club, Roddy Carr said: “It was our first Paddy’s Pitch event in Barbados and it was a great day, with a mix of visiting and local players. It is an event for the entire family and we are working to make it bigger and better next year.”† †† †

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