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'Come Scramble a success!' - Netball Jamaica

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer
Peter Chin, president of the Jamaica Golf Association, lines up a shot at the Netball Jamaica Come Scramble fundraising golf tournament at the Caymanas Golf Club yesterday.

First vice-president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Tricia Robinson is delighted with the turnout the association received at yesterday's inaugural staging of the Come Scramble fundraising golf tournament at the Caymanas Golf Club.

NJ was hoping to raise one million dollars from the two-person scramble full handicap tournament, which was won by the pair of George Hugh and Tommy Lee, with a score of 10 under par.

Johnny Newham and William Knibbs were second with a score of nine under-par.

Robinson said the event met its objectives and the body is now looking forward to next year's staging of the championships.

"We are pleased with the turnout and the support was great," said Robinson. "This was a first-time effort because this is our inaugural tournament and we are looking forward to another tournament in 2019," she said.

"Our doors are open and we are always in need of funds, because investing in the (Sunshine) Girls is always good and it is also good for Jamaica.

"It is another avenue for them to better themselves, they better the country. It is always good to have corporate Jamaica on board investing in our ladies," Robinson stated.

The money earned from the championships will go towards hosting upcoming series against Trinidad and Tobago and England, as well as preparing the Sunshine Girls for next year's World Netball Championships which will be held in Liverpool, England.

Peter Chin, president of the Jamaica Golf Association, said his organisation is very delighted to be associated with the Sunshine Girls.

"The event was well supported because the community came out and participated in this event to raise money for the Sunshine Girls," said Chin.

"The Sunshine Girls are very popular sports people in Jamaica and everybody came out and played," he said.

Chin added: "A competition like this is always tight, but it was more a fun event. But, as usual, the competitive spirit is always there and everyone had fun."