Big names headline Jamaica open golf tournament
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday November 2, 2012 - The 2011 US open senior champion, Olin Browne, will compete in the half Moon Jamaica Open Golf tournament set to Tee-off next month.
Browne and Jamaica’s Peter Horrobin will headline a field of more than 80 golfers who will compete in the event set for November 28 to December 1 at the half moon course in Montego Bay.
Browne will be competing in the tournament for the second time.
He made history recently by becoming the fifth player in professional golf to win titles on the Nationwide, PGA and Champions Tour.
"We have assembled a very good field this year and we have a number of players with PGA experience and who play on the Champions Tour," said Wayne Chai Chong, President of the Jamaica Golf Association (JGA).
"We will also have players from the Canadian Tour, European and also the Caribbean, and so I think we have a very high-quality field put together”.
The Florida based Horrobin recently became the second Jamaican to qualify for the European Seniors Tour.
He also represented Jamaica in the 2006 World Cup Golf Championships.
The golfers will be competing for prize money totalling US$85,000 with the winner pocketing US$16,000, second US$9,000, third US$6,500 and fourth US$5,500.
The top nine finishers are guaranteed cash prizes. (CMC)