Jamaica Open

The Jamaica Open is a golf tournament held in Jamaica. Founded in 1953, it was held annually until 1995 when lack of sponsorship lead to a ten-year hiatus. The tournament returned in 2006, and then 2008 to 2012. After another brief interlude, the 50th Jamaica Open was held in 2017 and it has continued to be staged annually since then.[1][2]

Jamaica Open
Tournament information
LocationJamaica
Established1953
Course(s)Tryall Golf Club
Par72
Tour(s)Caribbean Tour (1958–1963)
FormatStroke play
Current champion
United States Erik Barnes

Between 1958 and 1963, the Jamaica Open was a fixture on the PGA-sponsored Caribbean Tour, at which time it was frequented by many of the leading American professionals. Having withdrawn from the Caribbean Tour, the event became a much smaller local affair.[3][4]

WinnersEdit

Year Venue Winner Score Ref
Jamaica Open
2020 Tryall Golf Club   Erik Barnes 203 (−13) [5]
Alacran Jamaica Open
2019 Tryall Golf Club   Patrick Cover 204 (−12) [6]
Jamaica Open Golf Championship
2017 (Sep) Half Moon Resort   Hernan Borja 204 (−12) [7]
2017 (Jan) Half Moon Resort   Paul Eales 215 (−1) [8]
2013–2016 No tournament[2]
Half Moon Jamaica Open Golf Championship
2012 Half Moon Resort   Russ Cochran 203 (–13) [9]
LIME Jamaica Open Golf Championship
2011 Half Moon Resort   Russ Cochran 206 (–10) [10]
2010 Half Moon Resort   Ron Schroeder 210 (−6) [11]
2009 Half Moon Resort   Johnny Bloomfield 214 (−2) [12]
2008 Half Moon Resort   Johnny Bloomfield 210 (−6) [13]
Jamaica Open Golf Championship
2007 No tournament
2006 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Johnny Bloomfield 215 (−1) [14]
1996–2005 No tournament[1][2]
1995 Liguanea Club (Caymanas Course)[a]   Chad Magee 275 (−12) [15]
1994 Wyndham Rose Hall Resort   Jeff Leonard 278 (−10) [16]
1993 Wyndham Rose Hall Resort   Tom Gillis 280 (−8) [17]
1992 Wyndham Rose Hall Resort   Jay Cooper 285 (–3) [18]
1991 Half Moon Resort   Jim Thorpe
1990 Half Moon Resort   Bruce Fleisher
1989 Runaway Bay Golf and Country Club   Charles Raulerson
1988 Runaway Bay Golf and Country Club   Jeff Lewis 286 (−2) [19]
1987 Liguanea Club (Caymanas Course)[a]   Seymour Rose 279 (−9)
1986 Liguanea Club (Caymanas Course)[a]   Bruce Fleisher 277 (−11)
1985 Liguanea Club (Caymanas Course)[a]   Al Morton
1984 Liguanea Club (Caymanas Course)[a]   Lee Elder 282 (−6) [20]
1983 Liguanea Club (Caymanas Course)[a]   Barry Lane 285 (−3) [21]
1982 Liguanea Club (Caymanas Course)[a]   Seymour Rose 285 (−3)[b] [22]
1981 Liguanea Club (Caymanas Course)[a]   David Markham 286 (−2) [23]
1980 Liguanea Club (Caymanas Course)[a]   Richard Blake 289 (+1) [c] [24]
1979 Liguanea Club (Caymanas Course)[a]   Norman Marsh 292 (+4) [d] [25]
1978 Liguanea Club (Caymanas Course)[a]   Richard Bassett 293 (+5) [28]
1977 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Seymour Rose 298 (+10)
1976 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Mike Higuera 283 (−5) [29]
1975 Half Moon Golf Club   Bob Shaw 293 (+5) [30]
1974 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Mike Higuera 282 (−6)
1973 Ironshore Golf and Country Club   Norman Wood 284 (−4) [31]
1972 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Mike Higuera 289 (+1) [32]
1971[e] Constant Spring Club   Sooky Maharaj 209 (−1) [34]
1970 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Alvin Cunningham 294 (+6)
1969 Constant Spring Club   Lennox Yearwood 285 (+13) [35]
1968 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Billy Ward (a) 303 (+15) [36]
1967 Constant Spring Club   Jasper Markland 287 (+15) [37]
1966 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Billy Urquhart 302 (+14) [38]
1965 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Hugh Urquhart 296 (+8) [39]
1964[f] Constant Spring Club   Jasper Markland 212 (+8) [40]
1963 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   John Barnum 274 (−14) [41]
1962 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Henry Williams Jr. 274 (−14) [42]
1961 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Jim Ferree 275 (−13) [43]
1960 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Pete Cooper 283 (−5) [44]
1959 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Ed Oliver 277 (−11) [45]
1958 Caymanas Golf and Country Club   Bob Toski 283 (−5) [g] [46][47]
1957 Constant Spring Club   Roberto De Vicenzo 260 (−12) [48]
1956 Constant Spring Club   Roberto De Vicenzo 260 (−12) [49]
1955 Constant Spring Club   Antonio Cerdá 264 (−8) [50]
1954 Constant Spring Club   Raúl Posse 264 (−8) [51]
1953 Constant Spring Club   Leslie Ward (a) 281 (+9) [52]
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k After the Caymanas Golf and Country Club closed in 1977, the course was leased by the Liguanea Club until January 1997.[26][27]
  2. ^ Rose won with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  3. ^ Blake won with a par on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  4. ^ Marsh won with a par on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  5. ^ First round cancelled because of rain; tournament reduced to 54 holes.[33]
  6. ^ Reduced to 54 holes because of rain.
  7. ^ Toski won with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.

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