“Bahamian Junior Golfers Return from the Republic Bank Junior Open ready and motivated to take their games to the next level”
Thanks to EFG Bank and other local sponsors, 9 Juniors from The Bahamas competed for the first time in the 11th Republic Bank Junior Open Championships in Trinidad & Tobago. This event is one of the largest in the Caribbean and fielded 93 players from various Caribbean countries. EFG Bank largely funded the trip, and has been a supporter of junior golf through Fourteen Clubs Golf Academy and The Front 9 Junior Golf Tour. The team competed April 3-6th at the hilly, but scenic St. Andrews Course.
Representing the Bahamas were:
Ashley Michel (3rd Place)
A’Marie Smith (4th Place)
Riya Miller (6th Place)
Tia Singh (8th Place)
Nyah Singh (9th Place)
Kyndall Campbell (2nd Place)
Girls 10 & Under
Chemari Pratt (1st Place in two contests, 2nd in one contest)
Zion Taylor (8th Place)
Rhan Miller (9th Place)
Check out the full results on the Trinidad & Tobago Golf Association website.
For Fourteen Clubs and The Front 9, this event was one for their players to get a taste of International competition. Some of the juniors have been playing for a few years, and are now beginning to compete in numerous events during the year. Out of the 9 players, only two had played internationally before ((Ashley Michel (15) and Kyndall Campbell (13)).
With the Bahamas Junior Nationals being played the next weekend, April 14-15th, this was a great warm-up event.
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 secured 20+ events being played at all courses in The Bahamas including, Abaco, Freeport, Exuma, and Nassau.
FOLLOW AND SUPPORT THE TOUR
Follow the juniors by:
1. Download “The Front 9” app on your Apple or Android device.
2. Fourteenclubsgolfacademy.com website under the events tab.
3. Bahamasgolf.org website under their Junior Golf tab.
4. Check out bluegolf.com 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.
The next event is the BGF Junior Nationals at the Ocean Club Golf Course on April 14-15th. Register for this event is by sending an email to Alena Hutcheson, the BGF Junior Division Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see all junior golfers there! Thank you EFG Bank!