Young golfer aims to go professional

February 08, 2017

Talented national junior golfer Justin Burrowes said he will be targeting improvements this year; en-route to what he hopes will help his career transition to the Professional Golfers' Association level.

The 17-year-old Burrowes, though winning the blue tees trophy in the final game five of the JGA Junior series last weekend, was not happy with his performance.

He missed some games due to exams, but managed to rack up a total of 365 points.

Next up for the player is the February Flights Classic end of month at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club, then national trials in March.

The teen could make Jamaica's national team for the sixth-consecutive year.

"For sure, I can make the team this year. After this year, I want to get a zero handicap, play professional golf ultimately," he said.

"I want to take small steps at a time and take on smaller tours, then to go on to PGA Golf that is my dream," Burrowes continued.

The Hillel Academy standout launched on to the scene following a famous junior championships win in the Republic Banking in Trinidad and Tobago in 2014.

The Jamaican copped the top spot in Boys 11-13 category in that competition.

He is working hard to continue making his mark in the sport.

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