Burrowes holds PGA ambitions

first_img The Hillel Academy standout launched on to the scene following a famous Junior Champion-ships win in the Republic Bank Caribbean Junior Championships tournament in Trinidad and Tobago in 2014, copping the top spot in Boys 11-13 category in that competition. He is working hard to continue making his mark in the sport. “Winning in Trinidad and Tobago got me known throughout the Caribbean. It was a good win for me, and I am working hard to continue improving and growing as one of the young golfers,” added Burrowes, who wants to be playing professional by age 22. shayne.fairman@gleanerjm.com WORKING TO MAKE HIS MARK Talented national junior golfer, Justin Burrowes, though admitting he was not at his best at this point, is determined to improve his game as the year progresses. Burrowes is hoping that these improvements will help in transitioning his career to the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) level in the near future. The 17-year-old, though winning the blue tees trophy in the final game of the Jamaica Golf Association Junior Series last weekend, was not happy with his performance. He missed some games due to exams, but managed to rack up a total of 365 points. “Today was a pretty poor performance. I think my finishing was terrible, and I will just keep on pushing on and training hard on my game,” Burrowes shared after his outing. Next up for the player is the February Flights Classic at the end of month at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club, to be followed by the national trials in March. The teen could make Jamaica’s national team for the sixth consecutive year. “For sure, I can make the team this year. After this year, I want to get a zero handicap and play professional golf ultimately,” shared Burrowes. “I want to take small steps at a time and take on smaller tours, then to go on to PGA Golf, that is my dream,” Burrowes continued.last_img read more

Hart sends a message with shutout of Valencia

first_imgNEWHALL – The Hart High of Newhall girls’ soccer team has nine games remaining on its Foothill League schedule, including one on Tuesday against four-time defending league champion Canyon. But the Indians didn’t hesitate to proclaim Friday’s league opener against visiting Valencia as their most important match of the season. And they turned in a performance to back up the statement. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “(Getting a win) was really important for us.” Hart, which has finished fourth in league the past four seasons, knew in order to automatically qualify for the Southern Section Div. II playoffs, it would need at least two victories in its combined six games against Canyon, Saugus and Valencia. The past two seasons, the Indians (14-3, 1-0) went a combined 1-8-3 against those three opponents, with the only victory coming last year in a 3-2 triumph against Saugus. Hart also owned a 2-1 victory over Canyon in 2003, the Cowboys’ last loss before its current 22-game league unbeaten streak began. But entering Friday’s match, the Indians had a nine-game winless streak against Valencia (4-7-4, 0-1) – including a loss and a tie last season – making it almost a must-win situation, especially on their home field. “We practiced five hours on Monday and we made it mandatory that everybody had to be there,” said Ladanyi, who headed a deep cross from Clark inside the right post in the 60th minute and set up Clark’s second goal four minutes later. Juniors Brittany Clark and Amanda Ladanyi teamed up on all of Hart’s goals, leading the Indians to a 3-0 victory, their first over the Vikings since a 1-0 triumph on Jan. 9, 2001. “We spent a lot of time together this week talking about this game,” said Clark, who scored in the 12th minute off a Ladanyi corner kick and again in the 64th off passes from Ladanyi and Dominique Penaranda. center_img “We needed this, especially with Canyon coming up on Tuesday.” After Clark’s header off Ladanyi’s corner kick ricocheted off a Valencia defender and inside the right post to give Hart an early lead, the Vikings controlled the tempo of the match for the rest of the half, but still found themselves trailing at the break. Junior goalkeeper Brooke Gauvin, who finished with 12 saves, turned in a stellar second-half performance, stopping several point-blank shots from Clark, Sarina Coutin and Penaranda. But Valencia could only withstand the Indians’ attack for so long before Hart finally scored again. “We had two bad markings on two transitions and they made us pay,” Valencia coach Sean O’Connell said. “But give them their due, they’re 14-3 and they’re a good team. But I’m looking forward to getting another shot at them.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more