All Thai Final tomorrow 127th Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Championship @Nuwara Eliya Golf Course which celebrated 125 years of its existence.
All Thailand into Semi-Final
Nattawat and Chanachok playing excellent golf ensured an all-Thai final tomorrow in the 127th Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Championship being played at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Course which celebrated 125 years of its existence. read more at ----------------------------
|127 year old Loung of 127 Year old Club|
Nattawat continued his excellent form and took an early lead against India’s Udayan Mane. Except for a brief lapse in concentration where Nattawat picked up his ball thinking that his putt had been conceded, thereby losing the 11th hole on a technicality, he kept his cool and held on to his lead in the face of a mini fight back by Udayan, to win 3/1 and become the first golfer from Thailand to reach the final of this historic championship.
Chanachok on the other hand had to contend with a fired up Ranga from Sri Lanka and a partisan crowd of local supporters to fight his way back from 2 down after 6 holes. Ranga however, could not cope with the pressure and gradually lost his grip on the game to finally lose 3/2.
It is all India
The all-India Ladies final for the Sri Lanka Ladies Championship title over 36 holes saw Tvesa Malik and Astha Madan playing excellent golf but occasionally 3 putting on the unyielding greens of the Nuwara Eliya Course. The morning session ended up with Treva holding on to a slender lead of 1 up. Astha was given a few chances to pull back but could never find the consistency to seriously threaten Tresa who was far superior in her approach shots to the green. Both girls, at 18 years of age, played confidently and showed a lot of maturity giving the enthusiastic spectators a glimpse of far greater potential in the years to come.
|Natawat of Thailand|
On Sunday, the Thai duo of Nattawat and Chanachok will enter their names in the championship history books as the first All-Thai finalists. Nattawat while showing consistency will have to be wary of an ever improving Chanachok.
On 127 year old Nuwara Eliya Golf ClubThe Nuwara Eliya golf course has a interesting history. Built in 1889 this is located very centrally & just off the town center. It stretches across about 100 acres of land & was originally built amidst the tea plantations of this central highland region. This is a hill station town & the course is located at an altitude of 6000 feet.So the ball does travel faster – atleast 6 % approximately. The course is a 18 hole, 6070 yard, Par 70 layout – the scorecard is in meters, the distance from the yardage markers to the edge of the green are in YARDS (distances on par 3 holes are to the center of the pin).