BPGT classic set for Saturday

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The Nassau GuardianSend an emailSeptember 28, 2023 71 1 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

 David Harris, center, holds his winning trophy from the Hillshire Farms Classic in October 2022. The Bahamas Professional Golf Tour (BPGT) will host a golf classic this Saturday at Royal Blue Golf Course at Baha Mar.

The Bahamas Professional Golf Tour (BPGT) will host a golf classic this Saturday at the Royal Blue Golf Course at Baha Mar. Golfers will swing into action at 2 p.m.

The one round of golf is not just open to professionals but there will also be amateur and junior divisions. The classic is another avenue to provide local golfers with an opportunity to showcase their skills in a competitive environment as they look to stay sharp.

Director of the Junior Division of the Bahamas Golf Federation (BGF) Gina Gonzalez-Rolle said she is excited.

“We are honored that the BPGT has given the junior players an opportunity to play in this tournament and future tournaments. I think it opens the doors for our juniors to be recognized and for people to see how good they can play,” Gonzalez-Rolle said.

The BPGT last hosted a tournament in October 2022 – the Hillshire Farms Open at the Royal Blue Golf Course. Winning the open division was David Harris who shot a three-under par 69. Keno Turnquest was second while the tour founder and director Riccardo Davis was third.

Part proceeds from the classic this weekend will go toward junior golf in the country and to autism awareness through REACH (Resources and Education for Autism and related 

Challenges) – a non-profit organization that provides parents with comprehensive knowledge and tools in all areas of autism.

For more information, interested persons can contact tour officials at the email address bahamasprofessionalgolftour@gmail.com or at the telephone number (242) 433-6303.

The following classic will be the Hillshire Farms Classic set for October 2023. The Bahamas Waste Open will follow that in November with the season ending tournament, the Tour Championship, being held in December.

The tour sponsors are Suntee, Bahamas Waste, Breezes Resorts, Hillshire Farms, Royal Blue Golf Course, Motor Vehicle Training School (MVTS) and R&E Imports & Sales.

The BPGT was first founded in 2018 and has given local and international golfers an opportunity to sharpen their skills while competing. The BPGT will be hosting additional professional tour events from tours in the United States of America, making for a more competitive field for the local professional golfers.

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