Local professional golfer Keno Turnquest had a terrific round of golf as he shot four under-par 68 to win the second round of the Bahamas Professional Golf Tour (BPGT) professional division held at the Ocean Club Golf Course on Sunday, July 28.
Peter McIntosh, Bahamas Senior National Golf team member, won the amateur division as he shot a three under-par 69.
Turnquest had a great front-nine as he shot 34 that included three birdies on holes five through seven. He was on the way to shoot a 33 but he bogeyed hole nine.
On the back-nine he shot 34 also but had two birdies with no bogeys or higher.
“It was a great day,” Turnquest said. “It could have been lower. I started off with a nice low shot on hole seven – hit it within five feet and the momentum continued.”
He is looking forward to the third round to defend this round’s victory.
Turnquest missed the first round at Royal Blue Golf Course at Baha Mar due to an injury. Riccardo Davis, the winner of that first round, did not play in this round due to an injury.
Finishing second behind Turnquest with a score of two over-par 74 was Lemon Gorospe. He had a score of 40 on the first nine but had a great back-nine score of 34.
In the first round, he shot three over-par 75 to finish third.
After a one over-par 73 second-place finish in the first round, Greg Maycock finished this round in third place five over-par 77.
Davis leads the player purse leaderboard. Maycock and Gorospe are tied for second.
After a front-nine score of 36, McIntosh got an eagle and two birdies in the back-nine to finish with a 33 and a score of one under-par 69.
McIntosh said: “It feels good to get the victory. I have not played since the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships. A 69 is a good score no matter where you shoot it.”
He added that the course was in good condition with some light and he was able to make a few putts.
In the first round, the experienced golfer was tied for fourth place with a score of four over-par 76.
Sebastian Iberri was second behind McIntosh with an even-par 72. Third place was won by Lynford Miller with a score of two over-par 74.
The net winner was Heathcliffe Kane with a net score of 67. Kane was in action for the Bahamas Junior National Golf Team at the Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships at the Albany Golf Course.
The third round of the BPGT is set for Friday, August 30, at the Royal Blue Golf Course for the Breezes Classic at 2.30 p.m.