Joseph and Woodhouse dominate National Golf Championship

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By Neto Baptiste

Adrian Norford dominated the Championship flight while Former West Indies captain, Sylvester Joseph and Katherine Woodhouse emerged Men’s A and Ladies champions in the recently held Antigua and Barbuda Open Golf Championship put on by the Antigua and Barbuda Golf Association (ABGA).

Playing at the 18-hole Cedar Valley Golf Course, Norford shot a gross of 143 to take the sought after title. Boasting a handicap of two, Norford swung his way to a gross score of 72 and a net of 70 on Saturday’s day one, before returning on Sunday’s day two to shoot a gross of 71 and a net of 69.

Raymond Percival followed closely with a total gross of 145 and Wilston Charles in third with a gross score of 147. Siyolo Joseph, son of Sylvester Joseph, finished just outside the top three with a gross of 153.

Meanwhile, Sylvester shot a total gross of 155 to finish ahead of second placed Mark Woodhouse who finished a close second with a score of 156 over the Men’s A flight.  

Joseph shot a gross score of 76 and a net of 65 on Saturday’s day one and a gross score of 81 with a net of 74 on day two. The former batsman finished with a handicap of seven.

Mark who had a handicap of 11, shot a gross of 76 and a net of 65 on day before returning on day two with a gross of 80 and a net of 69.

Marcus Franker round off the top three with a gross total of 160.

Katherine dominated the Ladies flight with a total gross of 155. Finishing with a handicap of nine, Katherine shot a gross of 79 and a net of 70 on day one while registering a gross score of 76 and a net of 67 on day two.

Michelle Millington finished second with a gross of 174 while Jenah Andrew was third with a gross of 211. Ty Warner, who shot a gross of 245, was fourth in the four-player division. 

Paullus Martin was on top of his game in the Men’s B flight with a gross of 166. He finished ahead of Chris Hensley (171) and Wally Haywood (174) who were second and third respectively.

Another former West Indies player, Eldine Baptiste, dominated the Seniors’ flight with a gross score of 156 with legendary batsman and former West Indies captain, Sir Vivian Richards, finishing a close second with a gross of 160. Former national goalkeeper, Wesley Dyer was third with a score of 164.

Lovanjo Weeks swung his way to title honours in the Juniors’ flight with a gross total of 181 while Zamari Zachariah (198) and Nicole Weatherill (199) were second and third respectively.

Only three players competed in the Super Seniors flight with Patrick Ryan (169) taking the top prize. Errol Hodge (172) and Remesh Sinanan (183) were second and third respectively. 

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