William Knibbs

Jamaica’s William Knibbs had a tough day on the fourth and final day of the 8th Latin America Amateur Championship, LAAC, at the Grand Reserve Golf Course in Puerto.

He posted eight over par 80 on Sunday to end the championship on 13 over par 301 to place 52nd on the leaderboard.

He started his final round on hole number 10 with a bogey and followed up that with a double bogey on 13, bogey on 15 and 18 for five over par 40 on his front nine.

The back nine was tough going as well with a double bogey on hole number four then bogey on holes five and seven.

He posted the only birdie of the round on his final hole of the championship for three over par on the back nine and eight over par 80 for the round.

Knibbs was philosophical about how he ended the championship.

William Knibbs.

Justin Burrowes who was Jamaica’s other competitor in the championship did not make the cut for the first time in four appearances.

The 2022 winner, Aaron Jarvis of the Cayman Islands scored two under par 70 for an overall total of four under par 284 and tied for the 17th position with one other golfer.

Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira of Argentina set a new record on his way to being crowned champion.

Fernandez de Oliveira posted a whopping 23 under par 265.