Friday, December 15, 2017

Sachin Kumar leads T&T Open

 Fifteen year old Sachin Kumar took the lead after the second day of the 107th edition of the Trinidad & Tobago Open at the St Andrew’s Golf Course in Moka yesterday.

 Kumar put together a round of 72 yesterday to add to his first day score of 73 for a total of 145 and leads by one shot from his national junior and senior teammate Wan Ju Lee who had his second consecutive 73 (146). 

Two shots further back tied in third place is another junior, Liam Bryden, who shot 75 to add to his first day 73 to total 148 and Deryck Gonsalves who also shot 73 and 75. 

Adrian Norford from St Kitts shot 72 to amass 149, with the Trinidad and Tobago President’s Cup team pair of Clint Alfred and Shane Costelloe in sixth and seventh place with 149 and 151.

The first flight leader, Sol Joanni continued his outstanding play adding a 76 to his first round 71 for a total of 147. 

The Tobagonian leads by 17 shots from Omesh Dinanath who is one shot ahead of third placed junior Zach Correira.

The second flight was led by Bill Ramrattan with 78 and Nandlal Ramlakan follows with 83.

Leading the way in the Seniors division is Dave Rajkumar who added the day’s only subpar round,  a 71 to go with his first day 76 for a total of 147. Richard Camacho is in second place on 156 with Douglas Ammon dropping down to third with a total of 158.

In the Super Seniors division, Monty Chapman stormed to the front, shooting a 76 to add  to his first day 78 for a total of 154. First day leader Tyrone Leong is one shot back on 155 with Louis De Meillac in third on 158.

The Trinidad and Tobago team of Costelloe and Alfred is now tied with St Kitts on a total score of 303 in the President’s Cup competition. Defending Champions Barbados have fallen further behind with a two-day total of 319.

Again, no golfer was fortunate enough to win the $240,000 prize put up by Angostura for the first hole-in-one on a par three yesterday, so the prize remains up for grabs today. 

Chris Hoad of Barbados came very close on the seventh hole where his ball actually went into the hole on the fly but jumped out again.