Champions Iz Hustler, left, and Emily Odwin, second from right, were presented with their awards by Sir Garry Sobers and Betty-June Leacock, right, General Manager of the Barbados Golf Club.
Winners in Sir Garry Sobers Golf Championships revealed
Two teenagers emerged champions of the 2018 Garry Sobers Golf Championships which concluded last Sunday at the Barbados Golf Club.
Played over four days , and at four courses again this year, 17-year-old Iz Hustler won the men’s championship while 14-year-old Emily Odwin successfully defended the women’s crown she won for the first time last year.
Hustler, a Barbados Hoerman Cup player, shot scores of 74, 81, 78 and 71 for a gross 304, while Bobby Edghill (309) was second in the men’s championship and Joshua Galt of St. Maarten, third on 313.
Odwin, who also took the Sir Garry Sobers special award for the best scratch score, registered scores of 75, 77, 75 and 73 for an aggregate of 300. She was followed by Julia Stephenson (341) and Trinidadian Pauline Raynor (348).
They were among several golfers going to the podium on the major awards night at the Durants-based Barbados Golf Club, where cricket legend Sir Garry Sobers and several of his former West Indies cricket teammates also took turns in handing out prizes in ten divisions. Among the other legends were Sir Wes Hall, Sir Charles Griffith, Cammie Smith, Robin Bynoe, Gordon Greenidge and Barbados player and coach Franklyn Stephenson.
The Barbados Golf Club has hosted the awards for most of the 18 years of the existence of the Championships and General Manager Betty-June Leacock said they were proud to do so again this year, and create an enjoyable night for players and supporters from across the Caribbean as well as Canada, the United States and England.
“We have a tradition of hosting the final day of the championships and the awards night, and we look forward to hosting the legends, golfers and supporters as much as they look forward to attending the event,” Leacock said.