Romaine Evans wins BCIC Easter Classic Golf Tournament at Sandals Golf and Country Club with score of 142.
The BCIC Easter Classic, an exciting 36-hole stroke play event, took place on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 at the Sandals Golf & Country Club. The tournament culminated with talented young golfer, Romaine Evans, dominating the Men and Men Senior 0-6 category to cop the 1st place prize.
Evans, one of the most accomplished golfers to emerge from the Sandals Foundation Junior Golf Programme, has represented Jamaica at several Championships. In 2015, Evans won his category and took home the James Moss Solomon Trophy at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships.
Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) Tournament Director, Teddy Richards, said on day one of the tournament that the “course is in great shape, with only a few bare spots in the fairways. The greens are running at 11 or 12 on the stimpmeter, but all is well and I am looking forward to a great competition weekend.”
It was indeed a great competition, with impressive performances by some of the top local players and National Representatives, including Jodi Munn-Barrow, who won 1st place in the Ladies 0-12 category with 150 points and Wayne Chai Chong (past president of the JGA) who made his debut in the Men’s Super Senior category and secured 1st place with a magnificent score of 147. Other winners of the British Caribbean Insurance Company (BCIC) sponsored event included William Knibbs, another national representative, who broke his tie with O’Shea Haye (72, 75) by ending the final day with a better round, to secure the second place spot behind Evans with an overall score of 147 (74, 73).
Other entrants included outstanding National Representatives Sean Morris, Dr. Mark Newnhham, Jonathan Newnham and Zandre Royes (Sandals based).
Lori-Ann Glasgow, General Manager of Marketing (BCIC), said she was happy to be a part of this exciting tournament and thanked the JGA for inviting them to come on board. “This is BCIC’s first time sponsoring the Easter Classic and we are proud to be this year’s title sponsor. We are pleased with the performance displayed by the players and thrilled to partner with the JGA to raise the awareness of the sport in Jamaica and give more young people the opportunity to play golf.”
In keeping with its commitment to promoting youth development through education and sports, BCIC has sponsored several initiatives such as the All Jamaica Junior Squash Championships, and the 2018 Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships with a particular focus on not only raising the awareness of golf in Jamaica but also providing opportunities for young women to be involved in the sport through their #GirlsforGolf Initiative.
The BCIC Classic is the first qualifying event on the Jamaica Golf Association’s 2019-2020 calendar, which allows players to compete for Order of Merit Points accumulated towards securing an invitation to participate in the National Trials.