Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Knibbs, Lopez, Walker Jr in 3-way tie for lead at Amateur Golf Champs

Last season's runner-up William knibbs is in a three-way tie for the lead following day one of the National Amateur Golf Championship, at the Half Moon Golf Course in Montego Bay, on Friday, July 17, 2020.

Last season's runner-up William knibbs is in a three-way tie for the lead following day one of the National Amateur Golf Championship, at the Half Moon Golf Course in Montego Bay, on Friday, July 17, 2020.

Last season's runner-up William knibbs is in a three-way tie for a piece of the lead with Rocco Lopez and Sebert Walker Jr. following day one of the three-day National Amateur Golf Championship, at the Half Moon Golf Course in Montego Bay, on Friday.

All three golfers ended the day on one over par 73 after facing varying conditions throughout the day, ranging from breezy, to very hot and humid.  There was also rain between holes number 16 and 17.  

"Today my score was not bad but I did not hit the ball as well as I wanted to, or as well as I have been in the past, but I was able to keep grinding and made a nice putt on the last hole to finish one over, so we’ll see what happens moving forward," said Knibbs.

Knibbs and Walker were even par after the first nine holes, while Lopez was one over par.  The tables were turned on the back nine with Knibbs and Walker going one over and Lopez playing clean.

Defending champion Justin Burrowes was one stroke back on 74.  He shot one over on the front nine and one over on the back nine for a two-over par score on the first day.

Former champion Sean Morris, who is competing with an injured finger, played a very good front nine for an even par score.  He then lost two shots on the back nine to end the day on two over par 74.

Saturday's second day tees off at 9:00 am.

The event is the first major tournament on Jamaica Golf Association's 2020 calendar  and the first golf tournament in the country since March when all sports were shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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