Grand Bahamian Greg Maycock was crowned as the Bahamas Professional Golf Tour’s (BPGT) Professional Player of the Year for a second straight year. He won the Lunn Gold Organization Classic Tour Championship, shooting a one-over par 73 to walk away with the top spot of the round, at the Royal Blue Golf Course on Sunday, December 29, 2019, to cement his player of the year status.
In addition to winning the BPGT Professional Player of the Year Award, Maycock was also the top money earner for the second straight year. He earned a total of $6,650 over seven rounds, finishing first in four of those seven rounds including the final three rounds. In the other three rounds, he finished in the top three positions.
“I won it last year and did it again. I will try to keep it up for as long as I could,” Maycock said. “Whenever you have competition to play in and we have been having one every month and it has been helping. Once you have competition and you can be in the top three then that is doing pretty good.”
Lemon Gorospe finished in second behind him with a total of $2,400. Tournament founder and director Riccardo Davis finished in the third position with a total of $2,000.
The Amateur Player of the Year was Bahamas Golf Federation (BGF) President Lynford Miller.
Maycock was one of the first golfers back at the clubhouse on Sunday as he finished the round with three birdies on holes one, nine and 15.
He finished the final three holes with bogeys to finish the back nine with a score of 39. His front nine score was 34.
“Shooting 73 today was really hard. I was not hitting the ball good. I had to hustle a lot. I only made three birdies so today was not an easy day compared to the last round I played and won,” Maycock said.
In the previous round, the R&E Imports and Sales Classic in November 2019, Maycock finished with a five-under par 67 to win that round.
David Harris was second with a score of four-over par 76 that included two birdies. Finishing third was Huel Riley who shot seven-over par 79.
In the amateur division, Richard Gibson Jr. won with a score of one-over par 73 after a count back. Gibson returned to the field after winning the first round back in May 2019. He did not play the other rounds over the course of the year.
As for his play on the course, he had five birdies but had six bogeys.
“It always feels good to win,” Gibson said. “I did not think I was going to win after making that bogey on the last hole. It feels good. The course was set up fairly easy today. I should have shot under-par but I was still hacking a little bit and I managed to pull off the win.”
The amateur player said he is looking forward to playing this year and hopes to win at least six rounds.
Bradley Patterson finished second, shooting one-over par 73. Finishing third was junior player Heathcliffe Kane with a score of two over-par 74. Kane was the amateur net winner.
Davis said that it was a good year and is looking forward to making the BPGT classic series bigger and better this year.
“Throughout the year we progressed nicely into the final event where we had the second biggest turnout of the year. We are definitely happy for that and thankful to Lunn Gold for being the primary sponsor of the event,” Davis said. “We had players from Houston, Texas and Florida here and Bahamians. We are starting to grow the tour internationally so that we can get to another level to have more players coming in.”
This round was Davis’ first time playing since playing the first round in May 2019.
The Lunn Gold Organization is a gold and cryptocurrency organization helping to build wealth for Bahamians. They provided gold and/or cryptocurrencies for the winners of each division.
This year’s BPGT Classic will get underway in May.