Guyadeen storms to 12-stroke lead in WI American Golf Association Spring tournament

first_imgARMED with his new TaylorMade golf clubs, Guyanese-born golfer, Crisendat Guyadeen, took control after day-one of the West Indian American Golf Association (WIAGA) Three-Day Spring Tournament by romping to a 12-stroke lead.The 60-year-old shot a score of 64 at the Douglaston Golf Course in Queens, New York last Saturday.His amazing 18-hole round included seven birdies, three of which were scored in the first four holes.Guyadeen, who qualified for the 2019 Golf Channel Amateur Tour Senior National Championship last year, finished with a score of 31 in his front nine.The US-based golfer, who hails from Bush Lot on the West Coast of Berbice, told the Guyana Chronicle that he had an amazing day on the greens.“I won the Queens Open last year at that same course, so I have a fair idea of the course. Also, I putted very well and dropped seven birdies.”Guyadeen was able to upstage 35 other golfers on the small course (smaller than regulation courses with five par threes).  In fact, both the second- and third-place finishers ended with scores of 76 each. In total, only seven of the 36 golfers shot under 80.The three under par score (par was 67 at the course) was one of Guyadeen’s best finishes in his career.He still rates a par score of 70 at the extremely difficult Bethpage Black in Farmingdale Long Islands in 2017 as his best score to date.The golfer said he is prepared for the second round of competition, which is scheduled for Forest Park Golf Course (Woodhaven NY) and the third round, which is billed for the Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn.Guyadeen only started to play golf in Guyana three years ago. He learnt the game in the US after moving there in 2004. In 2010, he joined the Golf Channel Amateur tour, where he played in their ‘A’ flight.  During that time, the building contractor won several local tours and a two-day major.last_img read more