Winners and contenders were separated by a point when the Barbados Golf Association hosted a two-ball-better-ball golf tournament at Apes Hill last Saturday.
In a highly competitive stableford event over 18 holes, the husband and wife team of Jim and Yvonne Brewer emerged winners with 45 points after being chased all the way by three other teams.
Organisers were forced to use the count-back system to separate the three teams on 44 points and in the end Marcus Clarke and Omar Allahar were adjudged second while Barbados female players Lynn deCambra-Mcleod and Julia Stephenson finished third. Fourth were Simon Proverbs and Geraldo Thomas.
The tournament was a BGA fund-raising venture supported by Republic Bank and Sol, and attracted 36 two-ball teams.
Under the Stableford format, teams were awarded points for their best score on each hole and the better the score, the higher the number of points awarded.
Several prizes were up for grabs and the skills of the players were tested on the par3’s where closest-to-the-pin prizes were awarded. Among those winning closest-to-pin individual awards were: Simon Proverbs (Hole No.2); Julia Stephenson (Hole No.5); Bobby Edghill (Hole No.8); Dave Henderson (Hole No.12) and Yvonne Brewer (Hole No. 16).
The tournament, at the upscale Apes Hill club, featured a 1 p.m. shot-gun start and following competition on the greens and fairways, players, sponsors and organisers gathered at the club house for a presentation ceremony where BGA President Cally Boyea and tournament coordinator James Johnson thanked all for participating and praised the staff of Apes Hill for hosting an exciting event.
Among those presenting prizes was Republic Bank’s marketing manager, Debbie Stoute, who said the bank was happy to support the tournament and partner with the BGA and Apes Hill in helping to develop golf on the island.
The tournament was staged as a fund-raising effort in support of junior golfers, and new professional at Apes Hill and director of Golf, Roger Beale, said they were proud to partner the BGA in such a worthy cause.