Mackwoods Sri Lanka Ladies Stroke Play Championship 2014
Mackwoods Sri Lanka Ladies Stroke Play Championship organized by Sri Lanka Golf Union was played at Royal Colombo Golf Club from 21st to 23rd July 2014. This Championship which is the foremost Ladies Stroke Play Tournament in the Country has been Sponsored by Mackwoods (PVT) LTD for the last 40 years.
23 Ladies participated this year. For the first time, four Lady Golfers from Diyathalawa Golf Club participated. This Club which is over 60 years old belongs to the Sri Lanka Army.
Niloo Jayathilake won this year’s Championship for the 3rd time. She played steady golf throughout the 3 rounds to comfortably beat Kishani Vethavinayakam by 10 shots.
Niloo also won the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club Challenge Trophy, which is for the best Nett Score over 3 rounds. Niloo tied with Niranjalie Amarasooriya, but won as she had a better last round.
The Bronze Gross Prize, which is for the Nett Winner with a Handicap of 31 & above, was won by Niranjalie Amarasooriya with a Nett score of 294. In 2nd place was Shirani Buffin on 299.
A notable performance of the Tournament was by 13 year old Tania Balasuriya from Royal Colombo Golf Club who came 4th in the Mackwoods Challenge Trophy.
In the Daily Consolation Prizes for each round, the winners were on the 1st Round Sandya Kumari from Victoria with a Nett 70. 2nd Round Winner was Iman Sangani with a Nett 69. 3rd Round winner was Sven Selvaratnam with a Nett 74.
Below are the results
Mackwoods Challenge Trophy (Gross – Handicap 30 & below)
Winner - Niloo Jayathilake (RCGC) 243 - (81 , 83 , 79)
Runner up - Kishani Vethavinayakam (RCGC) 253 - (89 , 82 , 82)
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club Challenge Trophy (Nett – Handicap 36 & Below)
Winner - Niloo Jayathilake (RCGC) 216 - (72 , 74 , 70)
Runner up - Niranjalie Amarasooriya (RCGC) 216 - (72 , 71 , 73)