Georgette Rolle takes a photo with her Golf Caddy Ricardo Davis at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic at the Ocean Club Golf Course, Friday.
(BIS photo/Kemuel Stubbs)
Georgette Rolle shot 85 in Round 2 ending her chance to compete for the winning title in the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic at the Ocean Club Golf Course, on Friday.
At about 1:30pm she made her way to the scoring tent to get her final score, after which she said it was time to think about her next step – qualifying for the upcoming summer Olympics in Brazil.
“I still have the same end point in mind – the Olympics. I came out here, hitting the ball well but when I make a mistake it gets be a little bent out of shape,” she said.
“It is a lot to swallow,” she added, “especially being at home it is a little more difficult. I will now focus on getting qualified for the Olympics and make sure I give it my all so I have no regrets.”
However, she said she was proud and honoured to still be playing at a level to again represent The Bahamas in the tournament at the world famous Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course.
Rolle, 30, who competed in the 2014 tournament, is a two-time winner of The Bahamas National Amateur Championship and is teaching professionally at the Bahamas Golf Federation Driving Range.
She was among 108 players competing in the fourth edition of the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, which offers a purse of $1.4 million and is the opening event of the 2016 LPGA season. Sei Young Kim is the defending champion.
This is the fourth year The Bahamas, through the Ministry of Tourism, is hosting the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, January 25 -31.
By LINDSAY THOMPSON