Former top junior Shane Costelloe sits atop the leaderboard after the first day of the Trinidad and Tobago Open Amateur Golf Championships, sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, at the St Andrew's Golf Club in Moka, yesterday.
Reigning champion, Barbadian James Johnson got off to a slow start, and finds himself in a three-way tie for sixth after the first round of the four-day tournament.
There were two sub par rounds, the first by Costelloe who is the current leader at two under par 70 and Adrian Sampson at one under par 71. Four players occupy third place with one over 73—national players Roger Gill, Matthew Marquez and Wan Ju Lee, and Kittitian Raymond Percival. One shot further back at two over 74 is Johnson, along with T&T's Jake Delaney and DeryckGonsalves.
In the First Flight, Tobago junior Sol Joanni holds the lead with Jonathan Mitchell at nine over par 81. Four players are tied for third with 14 over par 86.
In the Second Flight, the young Ross Cabral leads the way with a fantastic 77, his lowest tournament score to date.
In the Seniors Category, national golfer Carlos "Sexy" Baynes leads with 76, followed by a tie for second—Richard Lara and John Gomez with 79.
In the Super Seniors Category, the ever steady Arjoon Samlal leads with 76, closely followed by Teddy Grell with 78 and Fabian Lee Foon with 79.
In the President's Cup Challenge, T&T lead with 149, followed by Barbados with 151 and St. Kitts with 159.
Play continues from 6.33 this morning.