Junior golfers hitting the sweet spot

first_imgThe efforts of the Junior Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) and the golf coaches over the last few years are now paying dividends. The Junior Golf fraternity is thriving and preparing well for the international stage.Over the past weekend, the Junior JGA’s second tournament in the Junior Series was held at Constant Spring Golf Club. While this is the home course for many of the juniors, the Junior JGA also supported the participation of players from Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. Thirtytwo Junior golfers between the ages of six and 16 played and brought in some very commendable scores.Players were grouped by age, and tees were set according to international standards. In the Boys’ Under-15 category, Radino Lobban, from St Ann, shot 83 on Day 1 and 76 on Day 2 to win the category overall. Elric Li placed second and Wahid Thomas third.In the Boys’ Under-13 section, Tristan Brown and Rocco Lopez had two days of competitive golf. Brown won on Saturday with a score of 74, while Lopez shot 79. Although Rocco gave away hole 9 on Sunday, with a four putt, he still managed to win for the day with a score of 76. Due to Tristan’s outstanding score on Saturday, he managed to win the category overall by two strokes. Matthew Grant placed third, while Justine McKenzie won the Girls’ Under-13.In the Under-11 grouping, there was an amazing performance by 10-year-old Trey Williams. Williams led his age group with an 88 on Day 1, then outdid himself on Day 2 with an 86. Brady Holmes, aged 10, came second with a 94 on Saturday and an excellent 87 on Sunday, marred only by missing a one-foot putt on the final hole 18 to give Trey the outright win on Day 2. Also in this category, Bjorne Dennis and Sebastian Azan fought it out, but Dennis managed to edge Azan out of third place with one stroke.IMPRESSIVE SCORELek Drummond won the Under-9 category with an impressive score of 42 over nine holes. Mattea Issa placed second with a score of 44, followed by Samantha Azan, who shot 48.The Beginners section had players aged six to eight years, who played nine holes from 100 to 150 yards. Seven-year-old Kemari Morris was the clear winner, shooting 46, with Cillian Hall in second place with a score of 54, and Spencer Taylor shooting 58.This second match in the JGA Junior Series was made possible in part by sponsors of the Alliance Buccaneer Memorial Tournament and the Jamaica Golf Association. The third match in the JGA Juniors Series will be held on December 3 at the Constant Spring Golf Club as a part of one of the biggest tournaments of the year for the golfing fraternity of the year – S.A.N.T.A.last_img read more

DSK Shivajians complete Sandesh Jhingan deal

first_imgPune, Mar 4 (PTI) DSK Shivajians Football Club has announced the signing of defender Sandesh Jhingan on loan from Kerala Blasters till the end of the Hero I-League 2015/16 season. The Chandigarh-born India International started his youth career at St. Stephens Football Academy, where he helped his team reach the South-East Asian Finals of the Manchester United Premier Cup. He also represented Chandigarh in the BC Roy Trophy, which is a national U19 football tournament. He signed his first professional contract with United Sikkim, where he played for the 2012-13 season in the 2nd Division I-League, gracing the field with the likes of Baichung Bhutia and Renedy Singh. In the following season (2013-14), he joined Rangdajied United, but midway through the season, he switched his alliance to Mumbai FC. In mid 2014, he was selected by Kerala Blasters in the second round of the Indian Super League draft. He played an important part in Kerala Blasters inaugural ISL campaign, which lead to him being named as the Emerging Player of the Year at the end of the season. Following the completion of the ISL season, Sandesh joined Sporting Club de Goa on loan, where he participated in the I-League, and helped his team avoid relegation. On completion of his loan, he returned to Kerala Blasters for his second season in the ISL. Over the course of his career, Sandesh has represented India 13 times, with six of those appearances logged for the India Under-23 team. Expressing his pleasure about the signing, Shirish Kulkarni, President, DSK Shivajians Football Club, said: “Sandesh is a proven talent and he has plenty of top level experience for his age. It will be good to have him in the squad where we have quite a lot of young players, who look forward to learn from the experienced lot. Im certain that he will have a positive impact on our I-League campaign.” Sandesh arrived at the DSK International Campus last week where he underwent Pre Competition Medical Assessment. PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more