LIME Jamaica Open Tees Off at Half Moon, A RockResort

01 December 2011
ROSE HALL, Jamaica, Dec. 1, 2011 - With a full field of professionals and amateurs, the 48th staging of the LIME Jamaica Open Golf Tournament is underway at the Half Moon Golf Course located in Rose Hall, Jamaica.

Defending champion Ron Schroeder returns, as does Johnny Bloomfield who finished second in last year’s competition. But these top professionals should have strong competition from Olin Browne and Russell Cochran, the reigning senior US open and British open champions respectively, who join the tournament for the first time.

The international field of 74 professional golfers from the US, Canada, Europe, South America, Asia and the Caribbean are vying for the U$16,000 top prize from a U$85,000 prize fund in the 54-hole tournament being played over Dec. 1 – 4. Additionally, 34 low-handicap amateurs from the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean will also be competing for a wide range of trophies and prizes in the Open.

This is the seventh time and fourth consecutive year that the Jamaica Golf Association’s premier event is being staged at Half Moon’s par-72, 7,119-yard golf course.

“We’re very excited to have such a large and strong field at this year’s LIME Jamaica Open. The support of the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour players demonstrates what a fantastic product and event we’re able to showcase here at Half Moon,” said Aram Zerunian Half Moon’s general manager.

About Half Moon, A RockResort
Named Jamaica’s Leading Golf Resort at the latest World Travel Awards, Half Moon, A RockResort is a 400-acre luxury resort located on Jamaica’s North Coast. The 57-year-old resort features two miles of private, white-sand beach with 197 spacious rooms and suites. Additionally, the AAA Four-Diamond resort offers 33 expansive four-, five-, six- and seven-bedroom villas all with private pools and personal staff of butler, cook and housekeeper. In addition to spacious accommodations, Half Moon, A RockResort also offers guests a wide variety of amenities and activities including the multi-award winning Fern Tree, A RockResorts Spa®, a Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed 18-hole golf course, Half Moon Golf Academy, Spinning® studio, 13 lit tennis courts, dolphin lagoon, equestrian centre, fitness centre, 54 swimming pools and much more. Golfers staying at Half Moon can enjoy play at all three courses (Half Moon Golf Course, Cinnamon Hill Golf Course and the White Witch), enjoying 54 holes of golf in one vacation.

For more information about the Half Moon Golf Course visit www.halfmoon.rockresorts.com or call resort’s on-site call centre at 877-356-7625

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dshand@halfmoon.com
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