Morales, from Venezuela, wins Week 2 of the Heritage Cup Tournament

Gilberto Morales, a tourist visiting from Caracas Venezuela and staying with his extended family at the Hyatt Regency, won the Week #2 round of the Heritage Cup, presented by Johnny Walker, unfolding at Tierra del Sol, Golf Resort & Country Club.

Morales received his engraved trophy and a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue from golf pro Adam Williamson on behalf of Tierra del Sol and the Aruba Trading Company who has been representing the famous Scotch for more than 80 years.

Local golfer Orlando Rasmijn was close to winning, when he missed a 3 foot putt on his final hole to overcome Morales with 37 stableford points.

As Orlando missed the putt, it put him in a scorecard playoff with Morales, losing on the #1 handicap hole to a par, giving him 2nd place finish and 300 points in the race for the coveted Heritage Cup trophy, and a Johnnie Walker Blue Label King George V Edition bottle of whiskey, priced at over US$600.

Local golfer Harold Hagens, in third place, with 36 stableford points, gained 190 Heritage Cup points, bringing him into a 5th position in the overall standings.

This year’s 1st event winner, which won last weekend, 16 year old Maurice DeLisle, took 4th place in this week’s round, receiving 135 points, which gave him a total of 635 points and the #1 ranking overall.

Last year’s champion, 2009 Heritage Cup winner Stallin Tullod, hit a costly wrong ball on his final hole, in the second event this year, losing his possible top 5 finish and a value of 35 points in the overall standings, which pushed him down the leader board from 7th to 11th in the overall standings.

Winner of Nearest to Hole #7 was Randolph Ruiz, and Nearest to Hole #17 was George Ruiz.

The next round of the 2010 Heritage Cup presented by Johnny Walker and the Aruba Trading Company is on July 10th, at Tierra del Sol, and Williamson expressed great satisfaction over the proceedings so far, looking forward to seeing what transpires in the upcoming legs of the race.

Pictured here the award ceremony at Bugaloe, beach bar with Adam Williamson.