Jamaica's ladies win George Teale Trophy at 65th CAGC
Jamaica's George Teale Trophy-winning female team (from left) Mattea Issa, Emily Mayne, Winmu Lau, and Cameron March at the 65th Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship in the Turks & Caicos Islands on Friday, August 5, 2022.

The Jamaican ladies stamped their class on the 65th Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship in the Turks & Caicos Islands after capturing the coveted George Teale Trophy at the close of the championship on Friday.

This is Jamaica's sixth win, the last being back in 2006.

Female Captain Emily Mayne teamed up with newcomer Cameron March on Friday's final day at the Turks & Caicos Golf Club after posting 12 over par 156 in the third round for a three-day total of 34 over par 466 to give Jamaica its first hold of the coveted George Teale Trophy. The scores in the first and second rounds were 157 and 153, respectively. Jamaica won by a whopping 12 shots.

Puerto Rico were second with scores of 159, 157 and 160 in the three rounds, respectively, for an overall total of 46 over par 478. The Dominican Republic grabbed third place with their 484 (170, 161, 166) total.

The individual leaderboard showed March in 4th place with a three-day total of 18 over par 234 after putting down eight over par 80 in the final round, but she had the best score of one over par 73 for the Jamaican ladies in the championship. Mayne posted the best score of the Jamaican ladies in the 3rd round when she carded a four over par 76 and total score of 235 to place 5th.

The other two ladies on tour, Matta Issa and Winni Lau posted third round scores of 80 and 93, respectively, to place 7th and 20th overall. Their competition totals were 241 and 288, respectively.

The winner of the female category was Holly McLean of the Cayman Islands with scores of 75, 72 and 73 for four over par 220. She posted the lowest score of any of the ladies in any round of par 72 on the second day. Second went to Emily Odwin of Barbados with scores of 78, 74 and 73 for a combined score of 225. Darianys Guzman of Puerto Rico bagged the 3rd place. She posted 76, 79 and 77 for a total score of 232.

The Jamaican men ended the championship in fourth place, one spot below their position at the end of the second day. The top-four men in the third round were Justin Burrowes, William Knibbs, Rocco Lopez and Owen Samuda. They posted a combined score of 31 over par 895 which was 35 strokes behind winner Puerto Rico.

The other two men, Ryan Lue and Aman Dhiman, based on their scores, did not contribute to the third day's position as only the top four scores contributed to the team's placement in each round.

Puerto Rico were followed by the Dominican Republic who posted 18 over par 882, while the Cayman Islands copped the third place after totalling 886 over the three days.

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