Rockley Open 2010
JUDD COZIER RETAINS ROCKLEY OPEN TITLE
Top Barbados golfer Judd Cozier retained his Rockley Open title when the championship took place last week. The talented Cozier has now won the title four years in succession, but on the basis of performances this year, he will be hard-pressed in the future to hold off the challenge of coming young golfers Damian Wilfred and junior Warren Bynoe.
Cozier shot 145 over the two rounds, which was four shots better than Wilfred, but Bynoe was competing in the junior section and was only one shot behind, and will pose a much more serious threat when he steps up into the senior ranks. The affable Collis Lynch took third place on 152.
In the Ladies championship Helen Foster (163) held off the challenge of Lynn de Cambra-McLeod (166) and Julia Stephenson (169) to regain the title she last won two years ago.
Conditions were tough due to the recent drought, and the hard surface combined with some light winds to make it tricky to keep the ball in play on this tight parkland course. There was an excellent entry for the event, which continues to be sponsored by Diamonds International, United Insurance and Digicel.
Other principal prizewinners included Ian Dowding (139) on count-back from Michael Hutchinson in the men’s low net flight, and Peter Dean (134) in the high net flight. Janet Crosthwaite (138) pipped Pamela Hiles (143) and Sue Lumsden (145) in the ladies section.In the gross men’s gross high flight popular Canadian regular George Wallace (167) won from Ken Lockwood (172) and Tony Mahabir (176). The Canadian husband and wife entries Sue and Jim Lumsden both won prizes, and the popular day prizes were evenly spread amongst the entrants. As always at the Rockley Open, the prizes were high quality and warmly received by the winners. In total 32 prizes were awarded.
The event culminated in the presentation of the prizes in the packed clubhouse and a sumptuous buffet provided by the resident Mulligan’s Restaurant. Chris Gibbs from Bank’s Breweries and Simone Ward from Diamond International presented the prizes, and MC club captain Clarence Hiles thanked all and sundry for making the 2010 Rockley Open “the best ever.”
The evening finished with another rousing Rockley party, and there can be few better 18 holes anywhere in golf than at Rockley Golf Club.
Last Updated (Thursday, 03 June 2010 19:52)