The Belmont Stakes
Lawrence Navigates Bermuda for Goslings International Invitational Title
After a more than blustery week on the island of Bermuda, come Friday the Professional and Amateur competitors at the Goslings International Invitational were dealing with winds and fried nerves in addition to the challenging golf course at Belmont Hills, which would host the final two rounds of the 52nd playing of this premiere Championship. Thirty-Five Professionals and sixty-five amateurs took aim at titles across six divisions, with $70,000 in Professional purse up for grabs, in addition to prizes, medals and a place in Goslings history for the top finishers in each division.
The Professional division was a tightly contested affair, and with three players under par following the first round at Port Royal, it was anyone’s game at Belmont. The tightly woven 6,000-yard course packs a punch, with trouble lurking at every turn meaning anything could happen over 36-holes. Leader David Lawrence from Moline, IL was in the drivers seat, but two seasoned veterans were giving chase as PH Horgan (Newport, RI) and Mathias Gronberg (West Palm Becach, FL) sat one shot back.
Howling in Hamilton
Goslings Invitational Continues in Bermuda
The 2018 Goslings International Invitational has had an exciting few days among the picturesque views and towering palm trees on the Jewel of the Atlantic. 104 Golfers arrived in Bermuda, ready for a week of golf on two outstanding courses, delicious beverages among some of the most beautiful vistas in the world, and week-long camaraderie among friends new and old. At the halfway point of the tournament, things have unfolded differently than they were drawn up at the start of the week.
A successful ProAm on Monday at Port Royal Golf Course featured 88 golfers playing fourball match play while representing two teams – Team Papa Seal, named for Malcolm Gosling, Sr., & Team Jr. Seal, named for Malcolm Gosling, Jr. The Jr. Seal team was victorious in a tightly contested match, winning 11.5 – 10.5. Following the ProAm, all players were treated to the first of many memorable evenings.