Ashley Michel earns the first win of the 2019 Season at the Abaco Junior Golf Championships

Standard Press Release 2019

Fourteen Clubs Junior Golf Academy & The Front 9

Abaco Junior Golf Championship 2019: Ms. Ashley Michel earns the first win on The Front 9 Junior Tour

Ms. Ashley Michel, 2018 FCGA Player of the Year, has started the season off with a bang with an overall first-place finish at the 2019 Abaco Junior Golf Championship held last Sunday February 10th at the lovely Treasure Cay Golf Course.

The 16yr old student of RM Bailey school topped a field of 42 juniors with a score of 81, 2nd and 3rd place were Saketh Hegde from Freeport with a score of 82 and Benjamin Knowles with a score of 86, respectively.

The results in the age division play were as follows: In the Boys/Girls 6-9 category, first place went to Haley Hall, second was Aden Jones and third was Jalene Bowleg. In the Girls 10-13 category, first place went to Chemari Pratt, second was Elyse Hanna and third went to Ayshah McDonald. In the Boys category, first place went to Aiden Gorospe, second was Rhan Miller and third went to Percival Richardson. In the Girls 14 -15 category, Kyndall Campbell from Freeport was the winner. In the Boys 14-15 category, first place went to Benjamin Knowles, there was a tie for second place between Zion Taylor and Adrian Stan-Busuioc. In the Girls 16-18 category, first place went to Ashley Michel, second was Nyah Singh and third went to A’Marie Smith. In the Boys 16-18 category, first place went to Saketh Hegde, second was Javontae Pinder and third went to Xavier Robinson.

The Tournament Flag for the first event of the year, which goes to the junior golfer with the lowest score, went to Ms. Ashley Michel. She finished the day with 3 birdies and 9 pars on her way to capturing the flag.

Special thanks go to the sponsors Abaco Insurance Agency, Royal Star Assurance and Bahamas First Insurance for making this trip to Abaco and this 2nd Annual Event possible.

The junior golfers have an exciting and packed tournament calendar this year and most if not all will go straight into the BGF Junior National Championships this coming weekend February 16th & 17th to be held at the Ocean Club Golf Course, Paradise Island.

Check out the full results by downloading the app: The Front 9.

If you have a junior golfer between the ages of 6-18 and they are interested in playing our events, please let them contact us through the app or send an email to

The Front 9 is dedicated to ensuring that our junior golfers have a full tournament schedule and other opportunities to succeed in the first half of their golf lives. The tour has events being played at all courses in The Bahamas including, Abaco, Freeport, Exuma, and Nassau.


You can follow the juniors in the following ways:

  1. Download “The Front 9” app on your Apple or Android device.

  2. website under the events tab.

  3. website under their Junior Golf tab.

  4. Check out and type in the search bar “The Front 9.”


If you are interested in volunteering as a scoring marshal, please contact Coach G at 828-4653.

Hope to see all junior golfers there! Thank you to all our sponsors!

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