Re-Birth of an Ancient Golfing Nation with the Sri Lanka Open Golf at RCGC
SRI LANKA OPEN GOLF AT ROYAL COLOMBO GOLF CLUB
Four Under Par –
Four Way Lead after Round 1
In “Solar Therm
Sri Lanka Open 2014”
Defending Champion K. Prabagaran
, Mithun Perera, M. Dharma from India and M. Arumugam shared a first day lead
by two strokes from R.A. Anura Rohana the seven time winner chasing a record 8th
win in the ‘Solar Therm Sri Lanka Open’.
Sisira Kumara, Tissa Chandradasa
and Zen Dharmaratne scored one under par each to lie in joint sixth place, three
strokes behind the joint leaders.
The ‘Solar Therm Sri Lanka Open’
player list was pruned to 80 from the original 116 entries, after the
Pre-Qualify round played on Monday. There were 66 automatic qualifiers.
Much interest was generated with
the participation of overseas Professionals and apart from Dharma of India and
Zen Dharmaratne, Indian Sandeep Syal, Bangladeshi M.D. Sayum and Swedish
Andreas Adler scored over par, lying further down the field.
The contest is set to tighten up
as the tournament unfolds, with fancied players such as Thangaraja, Vijitha
Bandara, Lalith Kumara and the foreign challenge not too far away.
However, Mithun Perera looking
for his first Win in the Sri Lanka Open, his father Nandasena Perera having won
seven times, is well placed with a cosy four under par. Prabagaran the
defending champ is also in ‘pole’ position and veteran Arumugam too completing
the four-way lead after day one!
For regular Amateur only game The 4th UTE-CAT
Challenge Trophy 2015 for the members, was also played concurrently and Kushal
Johnpillai lead the field with a sensational one-over par, 72 four strokes
ahead of Prashan Peiris and the same positions were held by both in the Nett
event too, Kushal on 67 to Prashan’s 72 nett. The Sponsors of the event Solar
Therm, UTE-CAT, CML MTD and the SLGU can be content with impressive
performances on day one with much excitement anticipated in the three rounds to
come! A Cut-off will be implemented after day 2.
LEADER BOARD AFTER
ROUND 1 – “SOLAR THERM SRI LANKA OPEN 2014”
67- M.Arumugam .Tiny in structure An amature golfer CADDY 45 PLUS YEARS NEVER PRACTICED GOLF , Just play-There were many in the category as this game is the only opportunity to paly Golf serious AT RCGC
M. Dharma, Mithun
Perera, K. Prabagaran
69 – R. A. Anura Rohana
70 – Sisira Kumara, Zen
Dharmaratne, Tissa Chandradasa
72- Kushal Johnpillai an AMATURE RCGC WEEKEND PLAYER well done
73 – N. Thangaraja,Vijitha
Bandara, B.G. Lalith Kumara, Prabudhdha Silva
74- J.J. Kumar, J.M.D. Indika, G. Harrison
75- Sandeep Syal, R.
Pathmanathan, Andreas Adler, B.A.Rohana
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Unfortunately, Golf in Sri Lanka at present can only boast
of its age. Not in Performance. The Present Union Secretary ANA known to be the
man behind Cricket world cup win is trying hard to turn table. A Long arduous task
considering extremely limited facilities at his disposal. Colombo City boasted
three golf clubs probably century ago, …
#Babies of Sri Lankan golf scene -NAVY-beating grandfathers of golf RCGC,
Babies of Sri Lankan golf scene -NAVY-beating grandfathers of golf RCGC,
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Admiral W.K.J Karannagoda an avid golfer then
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It is Gotabaya then defence secretary a golfer himself encouraged …