Zandre Roye and Jodi Munn-Barrow lead day one of the three-day National Amateur Golf Championship being played at Golf & Country Club Sandals in Saint Anne.
Roye leads defending champion Justin Burrowes by a single stroke after posting even a par 71 on the first day of competition in the Men’s and Senior Men’s 0-6 division. He got off to a dream start with a birdie on the first hole and an eagle on the second hole for a four-under 32 front nine. This half included four birdies, an eagle and two bogeys.
The back nine was the opposite. He posted two double bogeys, a bogey and a birdie for a five-for-39 second half.
Burrowes also had a strong start of two birdies in the first two holes to post a par-72 one at the end of the round, which included four birdies and five bogeys.
Former national champion William Knibbs scored twice on the par 73 to follow Burrowes with a stroke.
Rounding out the top five in the category are Oshae Roye (74) and John O’Donoghue (78).
Robert Chin leads the Men’s Super Senior category 0-12 after posting five shots over par 76 on day one. He is closely followed by former Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) President Wayne Chai Chong in second place on a score of seven by 78. Greg Chong 80, Dorrel Aldred 82 and Teddy Alexander, who also scored 82, round out the top five in the section.
Munn-Barrow, JGA President and Championship Player, welcomed the start of the action on the course.
“(I’m) very pleased with the turnout for the amateur national event and the two-day event. We had 90 participants which is very good for us. We had great scores from Zandre Roye, Justin Burrowes and Williams Knibbs so we’re looking forward to the final two days of the Amateur National as well as the final day of the 36 hole tomorrow. I’m sure we’ll have some great golf tomorrow.
“I was happy with my game. A bit scrappy heading into the last five holes but happy overall. Just hoping to keep my head down tomorrow and get another good score.
She posted four on the par 75 that day. It included birdies on holes one, two, seven and 17, but there were six bogeys and a double bogey in the round.
There is a two-day aspect to the championship which will end on Sunday.
The tee time for Sunday’s second day of the National Championship begins at 8:30 a.m.