The Trinidad Guardian / As a six-year-old Zico Correia walked up to tournament director of the Caribbean Golf Association Cesar Rivera and announced to him with much confidence that one day he will win the boys 11-13 division and Friday he delivered on his promise much to the delight of Rivera.
Speaking at the conclusion of the Republic Bank Caribbean Junior Amateur Championship at St. Andrews Golf Club, Moka, Rivera said, “Correia approached my golf cart at the tender age of six and here I am today to witness this phenomenal last day.”
Correia commencing the final day two shots behind the leader Chris Richards jnr, was able to secure five birdies and an eagle to shoot the best score of the tournament a tremendous under par score of 70 to win by three shots to young Richards.
In 2015, Puerto Rican Andres Aranguren shot the same score on the 2nd day of the tournament and was hailed a stupendous achievement. Correia is the only 13 year old Trinidadian to have obtained same in such a tournament.
Correia’s success is no fluke as he has been coming through the ranks nicely. At the age of nine years old he was the youngest to have ever represented the National team in a tournament division 11-13 years in Puerto Rico. He then won the Sagicor Open Invitational playing against men in the catergory at the age of 10. He won the Second Flight of the prestigious Trinidad and Tobago Open at the age of 11.
Correia has definitely developed into a talent and all eyes will be on him when next he steps unto the golf course.
Correia delivers on promise
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