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Simon Merry retains Republic Bank
T & T Junior Golf Open Title

 
The closing ceremony for the 4th consecutive Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago Junior Golf Open was held recently at the St. Andrew’s Golf Club, 24th March 2005. In attendance were Ken Butcher of the Ministry of Sport, Nigel Aqui of the Trinidad and Tobago Golf Association, Robert Costello Coordinator Trinidad and Tobago Junior Golf Committee and Anna Maria Garcia Brooks Republic Bank’s Manager Group Corporate Communications.
 
The three day tournament, which showcased young golfing talent from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Florida, Antigua and Grenada, saw last year’s defending champion Simon Merry successfully retain his Trinidad and Tobago Junior Open Boys 18 and Under title. In hot pursuit of Merry was fellow Trinidad and Tobago national junior player Robert Llanos, other challengers were last year’s Caribbean 15 and Under champion Omari James of Antigua and Ben Martin.

The Girls 18 and Under title was copped by Tracey Clarke while Antiguan Jason Barton emerged victorious in the Boys 15 and Under category. Barton was also awarded the Best Overseas Player of the tournament, as well as the Closest to the Pin on the 15th Hole. Martine de Gannes walked away with the Girls 15 and Under title while Catherine Clarke secured the second place position. Other winners were Natalya Rahamathula and Timothy Martin in the 12 and Under Girls and Boys respectively. The Most Improved Golfer of the tournament award went to Adrian Lucky while the Best Show in Sportsmanship prize went to Richard McPhail of the Boys 12 and Under division.



 
In the tournament’s closing address Anna Maria Garcia Brooks Republic Bank’s Manager urged the young golfers to regard their achievements “not only as the culmination of hard work and effort displayed during the tournament - but as the beginning of a possible future in sport and the beginning of your function as a positive role model to other young people.” Both Ken Butcher of the Ministry of Sport and Robert Costello, Coordinator of the T & T Junior Golf Committee, sincerely thanked Republic Bank for recognising the need to maintain and nurture the sport of golf at the junior level

The Bank’s corporate support of Junior Golf forms part of its commitment to national development through the medium of sport – in this case, golf, and is part of the Bank’s community development programme, the Power to Make a Difference. This year Republic Bank increased its sponsorship of the Junior Golf Open to the tune of $47,000.
 

From left: Age group winners of the Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago Junior Golf Open 2005 (form left) Martine De Gannes (Girls Under 15), Antigua’s Jason Barton (Boys 15 and Under), Tracey Clarke (Girls 18 and Under), Anna Maria Garcia Brooks Republic Bank’s Corporate Communications Manger, Simon Merry (Boys 18 and Under), Natalya Rahamathula (Girls 12 and Under) and Timothy Martin (Boys 12 and Under). From left: Age group winners of the Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago Junior Golf Open 2005 (form left) Martine De Gannes (Girls Under 15), Antigua’s Jason Barton (Boys 15 and Under), Tracey Clarke (Girls 18 and Under), Anna Maria Garcia Brooks Republic Bank’s Corporate Communications Manger, Simon Merry (Boys 18 and Under), Natalya Rahamathula (Girls 12 and Under) and Timothy Martin (Boys 12 and Under). From left: Age group winners of the Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago Junior Golf Open 2005 (form left) Martine De Gannes (Girls Under 15), Antigua’s Jason Barton (Boys 15 and Under), Tracey Clarke (Girls 18 and Under), Anna Maria Garcia Brooks Republic Bank’s Corporate Communications Manger, Simon Merry (Boys 18 and Under), Natalya Rahamathula (Girls 12 and Under) and Timothy Martin (Boys 12 and Under).

 
 
 

Republic Bank Trinidad and Tobago Junior Golf Open 2005 Results

       
  Results   Names
       
  Boys 18 & Under    
  1st   Simon Merry
  2nd   Robert Llanos
  3rd   Omari James
  4th   Ben Martin
  5th   Jonathan Low
       
  Girls 18 & Under    
  1st   Tracey Clarke
       
  Boys 15 & Under    
  1st   Jason Barton
  2nd   Sirron Melville
  3rd   Jake Maingot
       
  Girls 15 & Under    
  1st   Martine de Gannes
  2nd   Catherine Clarke
  3rd   Nikka Carvalho
       
  Boys 12 & Under    
  1st   Timothy Martin
  2nd   Joshua Galt
  3rd   Blain Winford
       
  Boys 12 & Under    
  1st   Natalya Rahamathula
  2nd   Anneke Ward
  3rd   Sadiya Mohammed
       
  Best Overseas Player Gross   Jason Barton - Antigua
       
  Best Show of Sportsmanship   Richard McPhall - Boys 12 and under
       
  Closest to pin 18th hole   Martine De Gannes
       
  Closest to pin 15th hole   Jason Barton
       
  Closest to pin 5th hole   Sirron Melville
       
  Most Improved Golfer   Adrian Lucky/Boys 12 and under
       
 
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