The Bermuda Match Play Championships got underway at Port Royal Golf Course with the Menís Championship Division Stroke Play Qualifier.
Despite the challenging sustained 25 knot North-West winds with gusts in excess of 40 knots and heavy showers, 14 players endured the conditions, although their scores reflected the brutal conditions under which the event was held.
The defending champion, Jarryd Dillas automatically takes the 1st seed position and wisely elected not to play in the qualifying round. The low rounds of the day were a pair of 80ís by Richard Neame and Fraser Hunt.
The Match Play rounds will begin tomorrow morning at 8.00am and the winners will progress to the next round in the afternoon.
The semi-final and final matches will take place on Sunday in order to determine the Bermuda Match Play Champion for 2019.
Menís Championship Division Stroke Play Qualifier Leaderboard
+09 Richard Neame +09 Fraser Hunt +13 Rob Edwards +15 Will Haddrell +15 Julian Brassington +16 Stephen Roberts +18 Matt Gorrell +18 Chris Papageorge +18 Michael McCrimmon +18 Damian Palanyandi +19 Scott Barnett +23 Walter Jackson +26 James Godwin +29 Matthew Smith WD Joshua Cabrera