With an impressive Yae Eun Kim (Stephany) at the helm, the Dominican Republic women’s team won the George Teale Trophy for the first time in its history, within the framework of the 66th edition of the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships, event that took place at Magdalena Golf Resort Plantations in the Lowlands, Trinidad and Tobago.
Led by a 3-under-par 69 by Kim, the Dominican girls (+26) managed to gain a 4-shot lead to come back against Puerto Rico (+30), managing to bring the trophy to the country for the first time.
Kim finished the tournament with a score of +2, adding rounds of 73 and 76 in the first two days.
The other Dominicans who contributed to the historic Creole triumph were Camila Yoo (+24), María Fernanda Fernández (+54) and Tatiana Núñez (+77).
On their side, the Dominican men’s team finished in fourth position with a final score of +32, behind Puerto Rico (+2), Trinidad and Tobago (+27) and Jamaica (+31).
At the individual level, the best of the men was Rhadamés Peña, who finished tied with Ryan Peters from Trinidad and Tobago, both with scores of 1 under par. Peña signed cards of 73, 71 and 72 in the three days.
The other members of the Dominican team were Enrique Valverde (+10), Juan Cayro Delgado (+11), Rodrigo Huerta (+17), Edgar Alma (+18) and John Paul Garrido (+23).
Teams from Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Cayman Islands, Barbados and the host team from Trinidad and Tobago also competed in the tournament.