Natwest Island Games XVI - Jersey Island Games - a time to shine

last day golf wrap

The final rounds of the men's and ladies' golf events took place on opposite sides of Jersey and with contrasting margins of victory for the individual gold medallists.

last day golf wrap

The ladies were back at La Moye Golf Club for the final round with a keen easterly breeze making the holes into wind a lot longer and more challenging.

After 4 rounds of gruelling golf, alternating between La Moye Golf Club and The Royal Jersey Golf Club, it was the Crown Dependencies who would occupy all positions on the podium.

Guernsey’s Aimee Ponte, went into the final individual round with the lead and, with gold in her sights she showed no sign of faltering. She shot a superb level par to hold onto her lead and take the top medal – 9 shots clear of the field.

Jersey’s 15-year-old Flora Keites claimed a well-deserved silver medal. The young talent chipped in on the 18th, ending with a birdie; a perfect conclusion to a brilliant round of 77.

Jersey’s Jenny Deeley played steadily and finished in the bronze medal position with a final round score of 81 for a total of 314, two shots behind her team-mate. Jersey team manager Nicki Langly-Smith said she was very proud of the Jersey team who all played brilliantly in some very tough windy conditions.

In the team contest, Jersey won the gold with a total team score of 953. Isle of Man took silver with 981 and Guernsey won the bronze medal with a total of 995.

Meanwhile at the Royal the Isle of Man's Tom Harris produced the lowest round of the week just when it mattered most, carding a final round of 66 for a four-round total of 280 which put him two clear of Jersey's Gavin O'Neill, gold medallist from Bermuda but now forced to settle for silver.

Guernsey duo Bobby Eggo and Daniel Blondel contested a play-off for bronze after tying on 289, with Eggo coming out on top, and the team medals for the men were: Isle of Man gold (862), Guernsey silver (872) and Bermuda bronze (878).

Words: Arlene Maltman - Pics: Chloe Rayson, Simon Langlois & Paul Watson