(CMR) Caymanian golf player Aaron Jarvis (19) closed his participation in the first Major of the year on Friday, leaving the 2022 Masters Tournament in high spirits. Jarvis is the first player from the Cayman Islands to participate in the Masters.
Jarvis had a good performance in the second round of the championship in which he signed a scorecard of 74 shots (+2) and completed the two rounds with 155 strokes (+11) at Augusta National Golf, but the score wasn't enough to move forward.
While he is out, Jarvis shared that it was an unforgettable experience with positive things for the future.
“I played pretty solid today, I had a few mistakes going into the back nine, but I felt good all day and I played really good on the par 3s, I actually almost made a hole-in-1 on the 16th which would have been amazing. I tried to be more patient and have more confidence to make a good score and I did. I just enjoyed being able to play on this golf course,” said the 23-year-old who studies and plays for the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
“These two days have been incredible for me. I was surprised by all of this place, the atmosphere, the people; everything seemed incredible to me. Even more, knowing what it means for its history, and having had the opportunity to play here seems incredible to me”, Jarvis, who will also play The Open in July at St Andrews, added.
The player will have the privilege of playing in two of the most iconic golf courses on the planet.
In January, Jarvis put the Cayman Islands firmly on the international golfing map, winning the Latin America Amateur Championship at Casa de Campo.
“Having won the LAAC was a dream come true because I worked so hard for that tournament,” said Jarvis, who also earned the invitation to play in one of the final stages of qualifying for the U.S. Open.
The Masters is focused on providing stewardship for the game, especially for amateur players and youth worldwide.