Golfers run hot in Florida

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Puerto Rico (204).

Third were Felix Zam­bu­dio and Vanososte Gabriel of Trinidad and Tobago (gross 208) and fourth Cay­ma­ni­ans Ja­son Per­ras and Joel Dod­son (214).

Flurry of birdies

The Bar­ba­di­ans as­saulted the fair­ways and greens from the first day, post­ing 66, and then un­leashed a flurry of birdies over the 54 holes. They posted a gross 69 on Sun­day and then to­tally blew away their ri­vals with a 66 on the fi­nal day.

It meant they com­bined to pro­duce a to­tal of 17 birdies, one ea­gle and three bo­geys in the twoball-bet­ter-ball tour­na­ment.

Last year in Punta Cana, Jor­dan and John­son won the divi­sion and the Ra­mon Baez Tro­phy by two strokes, with a gross 203, as they fought off the DR team of Lino Guer­rero and Juan Cam­pu­sano (205) on the fi­nal day.

Bar­ba­dos also con­tested two other di­vi­sions in the cham­pi­onships in Florida but the play­ers slot­ted mid-ta­ble. The Se­niors divi­sion, for the Francis Steeleperkins Cup, was won by Cay­ma­nian broth­ers Michael and Phillip Wight with a seven-un­der-par 209 and Bar­ba­di­ans Ivan Co­dring­ton and New­ton Dais­ley fin­ished fifth (gross 222).

In the Su­per­se­niors (60 years and over), vet­eran na­tional player Robert Pig­gott and for­mer BGA Pres­i­dent Birch­more Grif­fith also fin­ished fifth in a divi­sion won by Kevin Marche and Steve Wal­lace (222) of the Ba­hamas.

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