Wednesday, 19 May 2004
The unique Jamaican hospitality awaits the members of the European Seniors Tour this week as the Tour heads to the Digicel Jamaica Classic, in association with Sony Ericsson, at the Half Moon Resort, Montego Bay.

This year marks the second year of the event and all the Tour’s winners so far this year will make the trip to the sun soaked holiday destination. England’s Carl Mason, who won the seasoning open event in Tobago, Gavan Levenson from South Africa, the victor the following week in Barbados, Englishman Bob Cameron, the man who tasted victory in France, and Australian Terry Gale, who lifted the Bosch Italian Seniors Open at the weekend will all compete in Jamaica.

Gale won back to back titles in the Caribbean last year and having played so brilliantly on Sunday to win in Italy he will be one of the favourites to lift the Digicel Jamaica Classic trophy.

The 57 year old birdied the final two holes at Circolo Golf Venezia to come from behind and beat England’s David J Russell. It was Gale’s sixth victory on the Seniors Tour.

Russell will also compete in Jamaica and will no doubt be hoping to make it third time lucky. He made his debut on Tour two weeks ago in France and also finished runner up so in Jamaica he would dearly love to finish one place higher to make it a remarkable three successive weeks of golf.

The relaxed Caribbean ambience allied to a top class resort at Half Moon in Montego Bay contributed to a wonderful inaugural event last year. American Ray Carrasco triumphed by a shot from Manuel Pinero from Spain in an exciting tournament.

“We would like to thank everyone at the Half Moon Resort and the promoter ISM for their hard work in putting together an outstanding event which our members look forward to competing in,” said Andy Stubbs, Managing Director, European Seniors Tour.

“The Seniors Tour is fortunate to boast some wonderful tournaments on its schedule and there in no question that the Digicel Jamaica Classic, in association with Sony Ericsson, is one of our premier events,” added Stubbs.

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