OCHO RIOS:More than 100 golfers will participate in the annual Latin American Travel Agents Golf Tournament which tees off this morning at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in Ocho Rios.Travel agents from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Panama are being hosted at Beaches Ocho Rios, as the resort chain reaches out to the Latin American market for holiday, and hopefully, professional golfers.The two-day event will comprise teams playing in a four-man scramble format, putting their skills to the test competing in various competitions throughout the tournament.Categories to be contested include: Overall Champions and Runners-Up; Closest to Pin Female; Closest to Pin Male; Longest Drive Female; Longest Drive Male.Miguel Arthurs, general manager of the Sandals Golf and Country Club, said the event promises to be an interesting affair and the course was in great condition for excellent scores.”We anticipate a good tournament and all systems are go for two days of splendid golf, ” Arthurs noted.Garth Laird, Sandals Resorts’ director of travel industry programmes, was upbeat about the event, noting that this year promises to be the most exciting yet.”All is in place for what promises to be a great event,” Laird said. “The Travel Agents Golf Tournament is of great benefit to both Jamaica as a golfing destination and Sandals Resorts, as the Latin American market is a growing one and gives the travel partners a chance to experience the products first-hand, hence being better able to market the destination and facilities to their respective clients.”
CANYON COUNTRY – A man suspected of robbing a liquor store in Canyon Country has been arrested, a sheriff’s lieutenant said Wednesday. David Glenn Lamson, 41, was booked for investigation of the robbery of H&J Liquor at 18248 Soledad Canyon Road at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, said sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Cambra. The robber had in his waistband what appeared to be a stun gun though no weapon was found, Cambra said. He stole $400 after a struggle with the person behind the counter, she said. The suspect was being held on $100,000 bail. – Daily News 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Portsalon Golf ClubPortsalon Open Week One of the eagerly awaited open week competitions the Portsalon golf club open week is scheduled to tee off on Saturday 30th June and conclude on Sunday 8th July. The competition secretary has been busy organising a feat of golf events. To ensure that you have your place at this open festival of golf remember to book your tee time at any of the following; Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at www.portsalongolfclub.comFixturesOn Saturday 16th June there is an open stableford competition. On Sunday 17 th it’s a members competition. On Wednesday 20th it’s a gents open competition . A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at www.portsalongolfclub.com Donegal Links ClassicOnce again the Donegal Links Classic was a huge success with over 60 teams participating in the main classic event in the north west. Playing on three of the finest links courses of Ballyliffen, Portsalon and Rosapenna the event was staged on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. At each venue there was daily prizes and the overall individual and team.Playing in ideal weather conditions were excellent for good golf. The results were as follows; Overall Winners Results: Overall Team 1st Team 27 Paddy Mc Dermott, Philip Farren, Liam Barron, NG Duffy 336 points, 2nd Team 17 Shaun Shields, Steven Connolly,Tony Kingston, Sean Barren 334 points, 3rd Team 9 Sonny Landers, Micheal Landers, Noel Landers, Pat Landers 333 points Individual overall Results: 1st Brendan Roache, Rosapenna 116 points, 2nd Paul Bradshaw, Donabate 112 points, 3rd Dana Clinton, Portsalon 110 points Overall Gross: Daniel Vaughan(0) 98 Gross Points. Outside Donegal Overall Individual Gary Howell, Dunmurray Springs 110.Daily Results Day 1 Rosapenna Team Winners Team No: 9 : 109 points Noel Landers 18 with 33 points (West Waterford) Pat Landers 17 with 37 points (West Waterford), Sonny Landers 18 with 33 points (West Waterford), Michael Landers 18 with 39 points (West Waterford) Individual Results1st Ronan McClafferty 15 with 42 points (Portsalon G.C) 2nd Shaun Shields 13 with 39 points (Portsalon G.C), 3rd N.G Duffy 21 with 38 points (Ballyliffin G.C) Gross: Darren Rafferty 4 with 30 gross points(Donegal G.C) Day 1 Ballyliffin Results Team Winners Team No: 22 Points: Lloyd Gibb (18) Portstewart 38 pointsJohn Cameron (8) Portstewart 37 points, Billy Cameron (7) Portstewart 32points, Denis Mc Crum (15) Portstewart 39 points. Individual Results 1st Michael O’Hara Potsalon 43 points