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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, May 20, 2013
"Our heads are up and we're ready to
go." says Caledonia AIA captain, Stephan
David as the Morvant Laventille based
team announced a 20-man squad to face
Portmore FC of Jamaica today.
Though Caledonia lost to W Connection
in a hard fought Digicel Pro Bowl encounter
Friday night, David feels the team is ready
to bounce back in its CONCACAF Cham-
pions League qualifier at the Hasely Craw-
ford Stadium from 6pm
"These games against Portmore are the
most important games of our season and
the guys have already put the Pro Bowl
game behind us and we are very focused
on today's game, added the veteran mid-
Included in the Caledonia squad is for-
mer Joe Public striker Andre Toussaint,
fully recovered from injury.
Caledonia is expected to be back to full
strength after resting defenders Nuru
Muhammad and Kareem Joseph and striker
Jamal Gay in the last game against W Con-
Admission is $20.
Tobago Education District is coming to
reclaim the crown they wore on two occasion
in 2008 and 2009. The team from the sis-
ter-isle shocked the track and field community
when they defeated perennial champion Port
of Spain and Environs.
Tobago arrives tomorrow morning with a
contingent of some 200 athletes, coaches and
supporters with only one intention stopping
the champions at the Atlantic National Primary
School Championship on Wednesday at the
Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain.
Last year, the Tobagonians were battling
neck and neck with Port of Spain and Environs
until the relays where the District in red, black
and white put their seal of approval on the
Tobago is again coming with a strong team
and is expected to give the champions a run
for their money on Wednesday.
North Eastern Education District has sprung
into prominence over the past five years and
are expected to go very close. The young east-
erners have made a name for themselves in
the distance event and National 3k race over
the past five editions and anticipate a big show-
ing on Wednesday. They are keen on landing
their first national title.
East St George Education District now has
the knowledgeable Cheryl Ann-Wilkinson at
the helms. This School Supervisor III was
pivitol on four of Port of Spain and Environ
successes in the past years. Wilkinson knows
what it takes to win such a championship. East
St George has won the title on eight occasions
and this year could be a turning point for them,
under chairman Anthony Baptiste.
The perennial champions, Port of Spain and
Environs, have won the championship on 33
occasions in the 49 years of the competition.
The champion district looks set to secure its
23rd title in 25 years if head coach Abeyola
Akowe is correct. She said that the District is
ready to defend its title on Wednesday.
With the threat that Port-of-Spain's dom-
inance would be halted by Tobago, East St
George or North Eastern, Akowe did not look
She said, "We have a balanced team and
this will prove critical to winning the cham-
pionship. As to the relays which Port-of-Spain
dominate, we have been doing all right and I
think we could do very well on Wednesday."
She went on to say, St Patrick will be a very
tough rival and so to is Caroni which has one
of the best Under-15 boys in the country.
Head coach of Caroni Darryl Luke is con-
fident that his district will go well and a big
show is expected from Victoria which is being
handled by Gunness Persad.
The games will begin at 9.30 am with the
Minister of Education, Tim Gopeesingh, open-
ing the event.
Final round collapse leaves
Ames 48th in Irving
IRVING---T&T's Stephen Ames suffered a now
familiar final round meltdown in Texas yesterday
to finish tied for 48th at the US$6.7 Byron Nelson
Playing at TPC Four Seasons, the 49-year-old
Ames collapsed on the back nine with three bogeys
and a double bogey, to finish five-over 75 and
with an overall score of one-over 281.
Twenty-six year-old South Korean Bae Sang-
moon produced a final round 69 to win the tour-
nament by two strokes, and claim his first PGA
Ames, meanwhile, entering the final day 18th
on the leaderboard and well poised for a top 10
finish, watched as his game quickly deteriorated.
He started well, picking up a shot on the opening
458-yard par-four first and another on the seventh,
though he twice dropped shots to make the turn
at even par.
Things suddenly went downhill for the Cana-
da-based golfer. He made par on the first four
holes on the back nine and then without warning
found the water on the par-14th, picked up penalty
stroke, to come away with a double bogey.
On the 504-yard, par-four 15th, he twice found
the rough to emerge with bogey and though he
hit the fairway off the 16th, he missed a six-foot
put to save par to plunge to four-over.
He broke the nightmare run with a par on the
17th but resumed his slide on the 18th when he
found the rough off the tee, then a green-side
bunker before missing par.
Ames was enterprising in the opening rounds,
carding a three-under 67 on Thursday, followed
by a 68 on Friday, before going one-over in Sat-
urday's third round.
He has endured yet another topsy-turvy season,
missing the cut in six of his 12 outings. (CMC)
Caledonia ready for Portmore
Sang-Moon Bae of
South Korea reacts
to his putt for par
on the 12th green
during the final
round of the Byron
Bae won the
North East Stars Elijah Manners, right, tackles Ryan O'Neil of St Ann's Rangers during
their Digicel Pro Bowl quarterfinal at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on Friday
night. Stars won 3-0 and meets Central FC in Friday's semifinal at Marvin Lee Stadium,
Macoya. PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS
Goalkeepers: Glenroy Samuel and
Defenders: Nuru Muhammad, Akeem
Thomas , Nical Stephens, Kareem
Joseph, Colin Nelson, Aubrey Devid
Midfielders: Densill Theobald,
Stephan David, Nathan Lewis, Akim
Armstrong, Aaron Lester, Abdallah
Phillips, Vurlon Mills
Strikers: Jamal Gay, Odelle
Armstrong, Keyon Edwards and
Tobago aims to reclaim Primary School crown
...North Eastern set to make history
Argonauts make ninth
HERSHEY---The season has culminated
to this point, as the No 16 West Florida
men's golf team which included T&T's
Talin Rejendranath, is set to compete in
the 2013 NCAA Division II Men's Golf
Championships taking place at Hershey
Country Club in Hershey, Philadephia,
The Argonauts will vie for their third
national championship all-time and return
to the tournament for the first time since
2008, when they last won the title. This
is the ninth appearance West Florida has
made at Nationals.
The tournament runs from until Friday.
The format is three days of stroke play, 18
holes a day, before a cut is made following
Wednesday's action. Only the top eight
teams advance from there, where they will
battle in medal match play format.
Unlike traditional match play where the
match can end early because there are not
enough holes left for the person losing to
come back and win, each match will play
out the full 18 holes in case the final results
are needed for a tie breaker. The quarterfinal
and semifinal rounds of medal match play
take place Thursday, with the championship
Rejendranath of San Fernando, who
attended Naparima College, Argonauts'
lineup will also include Gulf South Con-
ference All-Tournament team members
Juan Miguel Heredia and Spencer Olson .
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