[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Sports Last Updated: Mar 20, 2019 - 9:32:19 AM


UB golf turns in solid performance at first ever international competition
By Christopher Saunders, Sports Information Officer
Mar 19, 2019 - 2:00:50 PM

Email this article
 Mobile friendly page
MINGOESGOLF1.jpg
UB Golf team member Alex Gibson makes an approach shot on the par-5 13th hole at the Miami Shore Golf Course on Friday March 15, 2019. (UB Athletics)

Miami Shores, FLORIDA – The University of The Bahamas golf team turned in respectable scores after the team’s first ever international competition this weekend against Johnson and Wales University and Keiser University at the Miami Shores Golf Course.

Alex Gibson led the team with a 18-hole 90. John Hall shot 94 and Deangelo Stubbs shot 110.

 “There’s a lot of potential here with these guys,” head coach Jim Duncombe said. “They hit the ball pretty good but they just lack the experience other than that next time out I think they will do a whole lot better.”

MINGOESGOLF2.jpg
UB Golf team member Alex Gibson takes his tee shot on the par-3 9th-hole at the Miami Shore Golf Course on Friday March 15, 2019. (UB Athletics)

The local pro said the players knows exactly what they need to work on to improve on the experience. “They held their own today but we are going to have to work a lot on their short game.  A lot.”

Alex Gibson birdied four holes and like the rest of the team had to push through some early morning intermittent showers on the course. 

“I played alright in terms of my short game but my long game could have been a lot better,” he said. “It was a great learning experience and I really hope to do better next time.  I had a few putts for birdie and to save par so I was really impressed with that part of my game.”

John Hall was the first Mingo out on the course and was struggling with his tee shots.

MINGOESGOLF3.jpg
UB Golf team member Deangelo Stubbs takes his tee shot on the par-3 9th-hole at the Miami Shore Golf Course on Friday March 15, 2019. (UB Athletics)

“I played alright in terms of my short game but my long game could have been a lot better,” he said. “My short game was really working for me today and that really what saved my score. My driving and tee-shots really weren’t working for me today and if I can work on that part of my game I will be really good.”

Hall also said the experience will help in the long run. “It was a great learning experience and I really hope to do better next time,” Hall said. “I had a few putts for birdie and to save par so I was really impressed with that part of my game.”

Stubbs said he takes a lot from the experience even though he had some struggles on the 18-hole course. “It was great to have this experience on a different course and playing with players from Florida was a really good,” he said. “I had some ups and down today. I was really doing good with my driving, my short game and my putting but I’m going to have really work on my irons though.”

MINGOESGOLF4.jpg
UB Golf team member Deangelo Stubbs watches his approach shot on the par-4 11th-hole at the Miami Shore Golf Course on Friday March 15, 2019. (UB Athletics)


MINGOESGOLF5.jpg
UB Golf team member John Hall sizes up the green on the par-4 5th-hole at the Miami Shore Golf Course on Friday March 15, 2019. (UB Athletics)


MINGOESGOLF6.jpg
UB Golf team member John Hall makes an approach shot out of the rough on the par-5 13th hole at the Miami Shore Golf Course on Friday March 15, 2019. (UB Athletics)


MINGOESGOLF7.jpg
UB Golf team member John Hall chips his ball out of the bunker on the par-4 16th hole at the Miami Shore Golf Course on Friday March 15, 2019. (UB Athletics)


Bookmark and Share




© Copyright 2019 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Sports
Latest Headlines
Day 1 Success for Team Bahamas in Peru.
Freeport's FRFC Under 10's Soccer Team attends Int Soccer Showcase
Everyone’s A Winner 5K awards Thomas 6th win for 2019
Adult Doubles Tennis Tournament held in Eleuthera
Lyford Cay International School wins three BAISS Football Championships