Jamaican Open Attracts Local Talent

Oliver Tubb is back at the Jamaican Open to avenge a 2nd place finish in 2009
Oliver Tubb is back at the Jamaican Open to avenge a 2nd place finish in 2009

We have yet to see the full field list but at least two golfers with regional ties are now in the Caribbean preparing to play in the 54-hole Jamaican Open Golf Championship.

Oliver Tubb of Stirling, Ontario (just north of Belleville)  is returning to play in the 57th edition of the tournament where he finished second last year.  As a pro he will trying to upset two-time defending champion Johnny Bloomfield of the host nation and win the (USD) $13,000 first place prize.  We’ll be catching up with Tubb, a member of the Canadian Tour, throughout the week for updates.  Competition round will begin on Thursday, December 2nd and conclude on Saturday, December 4th, all at Half Moon in Montego Bay.

A huge portion of this event is the amateur competition and that is where Marc Ffrench of Ottawa will be competing.  Ffrench, who won the Fall OVGA A Field Day in 2009, is coming off a season that saw him compete at the Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship.  He, too, has promised to keep us updated on his progress this week.

Both golfers can be followed on Twitter.  Marc can be found at Twitter.com/marcffrench while Oliver’s page is at Twitter.com/olivertubb

According to a source PGA Tour notables Alex Cejka and Charlie Wi will also be in the field in Jamaica this week.

We will also keep you posted once tournament play has begun.

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