Gorospe dominates Caribbean amateur junior golf

AIDEN Gorospe continues to be the top performer thus far for Team Bahamas at the 34th Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships in Humacao, Puerto Rico.

In the Boys U13 division, he shot a second round 79 yesterday and remains second in the division, five strokes behind Evan Peña of Puerto Rico.

Both players shot an opening round 73 on day one, but Peña took sole possession of first place with a score of 74 on day two. He leads the field with a total gross of 147, followed by Gorospe’s 152.

Kerrington Rolle followed up an opening round 78 and followed with an 88 in round two. He is tied for fifth place with a total gross of 166 with Marcos Betances of the Dominican Republic.

In the Girls U13, Haley Hall is tied for fourth place with Mariella Young of Barbados. Hall followed up an opening round 86 with yesterday’s second round score of 94.

Team captain Heathcliffe Kane is tied for no.7 in the Boys U18 with his total gross of 156, tied with Aman Dhiman of Jamaica. Kane shot an 81 yesterday to follow his opening round 75.

Alexander Dupuch is ranked No.15 in the division with a score of 166. He improved to an 82 yesterday after his opening round 82.

Chemari Pratt had the biggest improvement of Team Bahamas on day two but remains in the no.9 spot in the Girls U15. After her opening score of 101, she shot an 85 on day two for a total gross of 186.

In the Girls U18, Tyesha Tynes is in 10th place with a score of 184. After an opening round 94 she improved her score to 90 on day two.

In the Boys U15, Jackson Mactaggart is ranked no.8, Camdyn Forbes is at no.13 and Rhan Miller is at no.17.

McTaggart followed up his opening round 79 followed by an 88 yesterday for a score of 167. Forbes shot a 94 yesterday to bring his total score to to 184 while Miller shot a 104 for a score of 204.

The 54-hole championship includes a field of 89 golfers. Eight countries, The Bahamas, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Turks and Caicos Islands are vying to top the leaderboard for the team trophy — the Hank James trophy — and six age-group trophies.

The James Moss-Solomon Trophy goes to the winner 18U division.

The team manager is Gina Gonzalez-Rolle and the head coach is Lemon Gorospe, assisted by Georgette Rolle-Harris and Frederick Taylor.

In 2021, the team placed fourth in the race for the Hank James and was just a few points shy of third.


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