Team Jamaica has won the 2019 CGA Four Ball Championships as well as 4 out of the 5 other categories. In addition to the coveted Ambrose Gouthro Cup for the Overall Best Performing Country in the Championships, Jamaica secured the Francis & Steele-Perkins Cup for Men 50+, the Higgs & Higgs Trophy (men 60+), the Maria Nunes Trophy (Ladies 35+), and the Dessie Henry Trophy (Ladies 50+).
"Congratulations to Jamaica on Winning the 2019 CGA-Fourball Championships," says Sidney Wolf, CGA President. "I'm also very proud of runners-up Puerto Rico and winners in each category. All the golfers competed at their best this week despite weather challenges on the course."
With a field of 62 golfers from 8 countries, the final overall standings are Jamaica at 66 points, Puerto Rico (59), Bahamas (36), Cayman Islands (34), Barbados (33), Trinidad & Tobago (21), Turks & Caicos Islands (17), and US Virgin Islands (11).
Puerto Rico opens their lead in the second round of the 2019 CGA Four Ball Championships with 43 points. With a very rainy second day out on the Champion Course at PGA National, the standings for the the Ambrose Gouthro Cup for the Overall Best Performing Country has Jamaica at 40 points, Bahamas (26), Cayman Islands (23), Barbados (20), Trinidad & Tobago (11), Turks & Caicos Islands (11), and US Virgin Islands (10).
Erick Morales and Tommy Smith of Puerto Rico hold on to the top spot in the Ramon Baez Romano Trophy Flight (Men 35+) with the best performance of the day. They shot 5-under par for 67, posting five birdies to end round 2 with an overall score of 137.
“We played a really solid round with a clean score card-- better than yesterday,” says Erick Morales. “We’re looking forward to going low tomorrow. This is a team event and we are proud that Puerto Rico is a strong contender to win overall.”