Barbados junior Donald Leacock, who followed up his third placing in the Caribbean Open Junior Golf Championships in Trinidad and Tobago with another third placing in the 2013 Sir Garfield Sobers Festival, is aiming to make the national senior Hoerman Cup team.
The 17-year-old Leacock, who has been a leading junior national for the past four years, will be moving out of that category this year and has ambitions of representing Barbados at the 2013 senior Caribbean Championships in August in the United States Virgin Islands.
“My form is fairly good at the moment and I am looking forward to the trials. I want to make the Hoerman Cup team,” said Leacock.
Last weekend the Harrison College student finished third in the championship flight division, behind champion James Johnson (score of 282) and Julian Jordan (310), over 72 holes in the Sir Garry Sobers Festival.
The Barbados Golf Association will select a team of 14 male and female players for the RBC Caribbean Championships, following upcoming trials in May and June.
At the St. Andrews course in Trinidad two weeks ago, Leacock, Xavier Wiggins and Tammi-Ann Grant represented Barbados during the Republic Bank Caribbean Junior Open Golf Championships.
While Wiggins and Grant performed creditably, but failed to reach podium positions, Leacock (score of 247) was third in the boys’ 16-17 division which was won by Trinidadian Denesh Jackree (224). Christina Ferreira (239) successfully defended the girls’ title, leading throughout the tournament.Liam Bryden (235) was the 14-15 boys champion, while Sam Avey claimed the 11-13 boys title. (BB)