10-year-old stars with hole-in-one

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

YOUNG NOAH Azan set the San­dals Golf and Coun­try Club alight last week­end with a hole-in-one on the par three eleventh hole.

Ten-year-old Azan went on to place se­cond in the Un­der11 age group.

“It’s an in­cred­i­ble achieve­ment to get a hole-in-one in gen­eral. Most play­ers go their en­tire lives with­out get­ting one, so this speaks vol­umes to Noah’s abil­ity and ded­i­ca­tion to the game as a 10-year-old,” his coach, Ja­son Lopez, said.

The third Ja­maica Golf As­so­ci­a­tion (JGA) Ju­nior Se­ries teed off on Oc­to­ber 8 with its first match at the San­dals Golf and Coun­try Club in Ocho Rios. Thirty-eight ju­niors, ages 6-17, are to set to par­tic­i­pate in the tour­na­ment which in­volves a se­ries of five matches over five months at five golf courses across the is­land.

There were other out­stand­ing plays last Satur­day. Eight-yearold Lek Drum­mond made an amaz­ing ea­gle on hole num­ber nine, hit­ting a six iron into the hole from 100 yards, go­ing on to shoot an im­pres­sive 40 over nine holes to win the Co-ed In­ter­me­di­ate.

First-timer Adrian Barnes won the Be­gin­ners with a score of 44.

The low­est score of the day came from boys’ Un­der-13 win­ner Tris­tan Brown, who shot 76. Justin Bur­rowes won the boys’ Un­der-17 with a score of 81, and Se­bas­tian Azan shot 87 to win Co-ed Un­der-11.

Kei Har­ris shot 89 to win the girls’ Un­der-17, and Emily Mayne won the girls’ Un­der-13 with a score of 98.

The next match in the JGA ABOVE: Some of the young golfers who com­peted in the tour­na­ment at the San­dals Golf and Coun­try Club in Ocho Rios last week­end.

AT LEFT: Young golf star Noah Azan at the par three eleventh hole at the San­dals Golf and Coun­try Club.

Ju­nior Se­ries takes place at Cay­manas Golf and Coun­try Club on Novem­ber 19 and 20.

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