“I think I’m even better than last year, I’ve been practicing hard all year and I’m confident that I will retain my
title,” were the bold words of defending champion of the Digicel 2014 Guyana Open Golf Tournament Avinda Kishore when he spoke with Kaieteur Sport yesterday at the Lusignan Course.
Kishore, who grew up around the Course at Lusignan said he believed that they (players) will find it even more difficult to beat him this time, adding that because he was literally born on the Course and the fact that he has been playing on it all his life, opposing players will have to produce scintillating performances to deny him successive titles.
Asked about the Course itself, Kishore disclosed both the fairways and greens are playing exceptionally good and this according to him has been aided by the good weather that the country is currently enjoying.
“The sunshine has given the groundsmen a good opportunity to get the greens and fairways in excellent shape and they are playing fast and I know I will enjoy the conditions come this weekend,” Kishore stated.
When quizzed about whether the new change in format could affect his chances of winning, Kishore responded by saying that his focus will be to win his flight and as long as he does that he will be fine.
“If I win my flight I think it should be good enough to win the overall title,” Kishore said. Kishore, who said his form is very good at the moment, revealed that his preparation has gone well and is hoping that all the hard work pays off when tee off time comes tomorrow.
Responding to the question of who could be some of the likely challengers to his supremacy, he mentioned names such as his brother and 2012 champion Avinash Persaud, Canada-based Roger Rajkumar, Ramsarran
Deosarran, Patrick Prashad and Mohanlall Dinanauth as those who could be in the fray on the final day.
Meanwhile, the Organisers have confirmed that players are expected from Canada, USA, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname. The golfers will compete in four categories- (0-9 handicap), B Flight (10-18), C Flight (19-28) and Ladies Flight.
Tee off time is 07:00hrs and Digicel CEO Gregory Dean is expected to open the tournament.
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