cool conditions prevailed- for the youngsters playing their
3rd consecutive round, defending champion Prashan Peiris and top seed Ishira
Fernando set up a no holds barred contest as the finalists in the 2nd Sri Lanka
Junior Match Play Golf Championship for the Rukmini Kodagoda trophy sponsored
by Perera and Sons to be worked off at the greens of Royal Colombo Golf Club.
The much fancied Ishira playing extremely confidently saw off the less
experienced, but much improved Armand Flamer Caldera 6/5, while Prashan playing
steady golf beat the current Sri Lanka Junior Open champion Lamidu Rainika 2/1.A suprsing win.
Taniya Balasuriya continued to dominate the Silver Division
with another overwhelming performance sending Kehaan Allis from Malaysia for an
early lunch beating him 9/7 while Sathsara Dilshan also beat his namesake
Dilshan Malinda by a big margin of 7/6.
The Bronze Division too had the top 2 seeds getting to the
finals to set up another exciting contest between Kayla Perera who beat Vikash
Thangadore 1 up and Levon Niyarepola who had a convincing victory over Tarin
The under 10 years of age copper
division produced two exciting finishes in the semi finals. Yannik Kumara the
top seed did not have things his own way and had to fight hard to eventually
win 2 up at the final hole. In the
bottom half the 2nd seed Tien Kapilasena and 3rd seed K.Dhanushan kept the crowd going with some
excellent golf and matching each other shot for shot. Finally, the game had to
be extended to a sudden-death playoff when Tien held his nerve and cleared the
hazard in 2 while Dhanushan was forced to play safe. Both boys showed a tremendous
fighting spirit and in the end although Tien made it through to the final, the
game of golf was a clear winner. All credit must go to the Sri Lanka Golf Union
for having created this special division and showed that the future of golf in
Sri Lanka has tremendous potential.
Plate Prizes- The Juniors who missed the cut played a
special round for the plate prize. Devmith Weeraratne won the gold division
plate with a gross score of 79, 5 strokes ahead of Januka Dilshan on 84.The
Silver division plate winner was Prabath Ganeshan on gross 105, who was 10
strokes ahead of Haroon Aslam and Vinuk Welikala on 115. The Copper Division
plate again a very close contest between Shanal Binushka, Qasim Moosajee and
Shenuk Fernando with Shanal just winning by a margin of 1 stroke over Qasim and
3 strokes over Shenuk.
Sri Lankas Golf and as played in the land of origin of the game -Tradition
lives on Now over 112 years Ryder Cup
Styled , Annually unlike biennial Ryder
cup . That is the Burdett Trophy since
1927 .This Contest started 25 years before Ryder cup and 112 years beforeEura-Asia Cupthe Popular Similar formatted Match play styled game Between Asia
and Europe. The former Europe vs. the US at Play Habits,Inborn Style over rule- 10000 ball -practiced methodsLali.Elite.golf
Burdett trophy since 1902 is the Golfing Contest to
win between- between Royal Colombo Golf Club and Nuwara Eliya Golf club---like
The Ryder Cup involves variousmatch playcompetitions.
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,
NEGC of in Sri Lanka is indeed a formidable performance. Why babies - well Navy started the game recently with rudimentary facilities of golf in comparison to centuries old Golf Clubs in Sri lanka.Yet they performed, beating grand fathers of Golf in Sri Lanka.Unlike in, more seasoned Golf clubs, members of Navy came from less developed cities . in the island not knowing what the game of golf is, till they took the club when Navy opened their own Golf Course- ThankS to
Admiral W.K.J Karannagoda an avid golfer then
Navy and Air force started golf during Much Loved Sporting President Rajapaksa who blessed cricket,rugby,soccer,motor racing and even building parks in the city encouraging the nation to be healthy..
It is Gotabaya then defence secretary a golfer himself encouraged …