Over 65 golfers confirmed for Guyana Open this weekend

- Two dozen overseas competitors here for two-day event

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A large number of golfers has registered for this weekend’s Guyana Open golf tournament, slated for the Lusignan Golf Course, East Coast Demerara.

The two-day tournament, slated for October 30 and 31, is the premier golf tournament on the local calendar, and one which crowns the leading male and female golfers for the ensuing year.

Guyana Open 2019 champs! Avinash Persaud and Julia Stephenson

As of Tuesday afternoon, over 65 golfers had expressed an interest in competing in the prestigious competition, including a significant number of foreign competitors.

The overseas players, totalling 24, are from North America and the Caribbean.

Reigning female champion Julia Stephenson on Barbados is back to defend her title, and she will face competition from multiple-time winner Christine Sukhram, two-time winner Joaan Deo and Shanella London.

The last Guyana Open was held in 2019 when Guyana’s ace golfer Avinash Persaud won the title for a record 10th time. He is set to defend his title in the first-ever Guyana Open to be held in the midst of a pandemic.

The Lusignan Golf Club is urging all players to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols, which would be in effect during the two days.

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