News Release: SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda – Four Bermudians have secured their spot in the 2021 Butterfield Bermuda Championship field as the 36-hole local qualifier concluded today at Port Royal Golf Course. Brian Morris, announced earlier this week as a sponsor exemption, joined for the final round to cheer on the qualifiers.
Michael Sims showed his poise, carding two-over par 144 to earn his third start in the PGA TOUR event. The top finishing Bermudian, winning by four strokes, had the low round of the day with a second-straight one-over par 72.
Winds subsided for the second round of the local qualifier and the pressure was high for the golfers. Camiko Smith carded a five-over 76 to finish at six-over 148 and get his second consecutive start. Chaka DeSilva will make his professional debut after finishing at eight-over par 150 with a round of 73. Amateur Damian Palanyandi also finished with a round of 73 for a nine-over par 151. This will be his first start on the PGA TOUR.
View qualifier results here.
Tickets for the Butterfield Bermuda Championship are available in limited supply per day, with weekend tickets already sold out. Daily general admission tickets are available online only through the tournament website for $35 and will not be sold at the gate. All spectators two years and older must have a ticket to access the grounds of Port Royal Golf Course. The public is encouraged to act quickly as tickets will sell out in advance.
For the latest Butterfield Bermuda Championship information, visit www.butterfieldbdachampionship.com.