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Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Justin Burrowes drives the ball during the Caribbean Amatuer Junior Golf Championship at the Caymanas Golf Club on Thursday.

 

Burrowes makes the cut in LAAC Tournament

 

National representatives Justin Burrowes and Sean Morris are at the Teeth of The Dog, Casa De Campo, competing in the Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC). The event, which began in 2014, is a collaboration of the Masters Tournament, The R&A, and the USGA designed to develop amateur golf in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

On the first day of competition, Justin Burrowes shot one over par (73) and Sean Morris shot 12 over per (82)

Over 100 competitors are in the event, including other national representatives from across the Caribbean Golf Association member countries.

The competition continues today and ends tomorrow.

 

Chelsea forced to wait for Higuain

 

Gonzalo Higuain will not fly out to London until at least Tuesday.

Before he is allowed to join Chelsea from Milan, the Italians must secure his replacement Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa.

With talks between Milan and Genoa put off until Tuesday, Higuain will have to wait before he can put pen to paper and reunite with former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

Milan are expected to sign the in-form Piatek for €35m plus bonuses and midfielder Alen Halilovic, but won't be completed for several more days.

Higuain is technically owned by Juventus, who sent him to Milan on loan over the summer for €18m with option to buy for another €36m.

 

Bayern return with win

 

SINSHEIM, Germany (AP):

Bayern Munich got the Bundesliga back underway with a 3-1 win at Hoffenheim yesterday to deliver a statement of intent to leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Robert Lewandowski sealed the victory late on to cut the gap on his former team to three points after 18 games. It was the defending champion's sixth league win in succession, stabilising the side after an early-season wobble.

"We're the chasers and we want to hunt them," Bayern coach Niko Kovac said. "We want to be champions."

Leon Goretzka scored twice in the first half, the first from a rebound, then after a corner, as Bayern performed impressively in the league's first match after a winter break of almost four weeks.