By Neto Baptiste
Kittian golfer, Adrian Norford, and Antiguan Sabiena Winston, were on Sunday, crowned men’s and women’s golf champions after swinging their way to top honours in the Antigua and Barbuda Open Golf Championships held at the Cedar Valley Golf Course over the weekend.
Norford shot a 143 gross, a score which mirrored his net score (143) to take the men’s title. The visiting golfer shot gross and net scores of 70 on day one and 73 on day two to dominate play on both days and finish ahead of Dion Massiah who had duplicate scores of 144 in both gross and net play for a second-place finish. Marlon George putted to a third-place finish with scores of 146 gross and 144 net.
Meanwhile, Winston finished tops in women’s gross play, finishing with scores of 169 gross and 147 net. The player, who started with a handicap of 11, had gross scores of 82 and 87 across the two days of play while she racked in net scores of 71 and 76.
Kris Kamajian was first in net play with a score of 145. She had scores of 73 and 72 on days one and two respectively. Sarafina Nicholas was third with scores of 170 gross and 154 net after scoring 90 and 80 on days one and two in gross along with net scores of 82 and 72.
In other results, Dwayne Hill won the Men’s A gross title with a score 167 while Kareem Dohety was second with 170. The net total was claimed by Eugene Silcott with a score of 145 while Gary Morris finished second with 149.
In the junior division, Keiohn James lifted the title with scores of 169 gross and 169 net. He beat Michelle Singh who had scores of 174 in both net and gross while Ty Clarke finished third with scores of 177 in both net and gross.
The senior golfers were also on display with Canice Louis taking first gross with a score of 153 and Eldine Baptiste finishing runner-up with a score of 159. First net went to Leroy Daley with a score of 147 while Mansfred Schweize finished second with 148.
In the Men’s B division, Leon Rodney claimed first gross with 143 while Akeem Edwards was second with a score of 147. First net went to Anderson Wynter with a score of 138 while Dwayne Hixon won silver with a score of 152. Rounding off the results, Rick Solberg captured first net in the Super Seniors category with a score of 147, edging Hilroy Humphreys who finished with 148. The gross title went to Ceri Mort with 146 while Patrick Ryan was second with a score of 153.